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PLANS for Melksham’s Health and Wellbeing Centre are currently on schedule, with the business case expected to be presented to Wiltshire Council’s cabinet next week for approval.
At the Melksham Area Board meeting in October, Wiltshire Council shared an estimated timeline for the planning and building process of the centre, which is expected to open in January 2021. According to the timeline, the business case will seek approval from Wiltshire Council’s cabinet this month.
Communications officer for Wiltshire Council, Sean Chacksfield confirmed, “The business case has been drafted and is working its way through our internal review process. It’s still intended this will go forward to cabinet on Tuesday 12th December.”
Plans unveiled at the meeting revealed new facilities that included a swimming pool, fitness suite, library/ community hub, sports hall, squash courts, a GP surgery, outdoor bowls, a cricket pitch, tennis court and a café, and office accommodation.
The plans also included a new residential development that will help to fund the new centre.
Business case Nov – Dec 2017
Approval – Dec 2017 Jan 2018
Appoint design team Jan – Feb 2018
Final design concept Feb – April 2018
Cost plan 1 March – April 2018
Update surveys Feb – Jun 2018
Developed design and Planning information April – July 2018
Cost plan 2 June – July 2018
Wiltshire review scheme: Final sign-off June – July 2018
Planning July 2018 – Jan 2019
OJEU process tender Main contractor Oct 2018 – April 2019
Review and Award of contract April – June 2019
Mobilisation period June 2019
Construction commences July 2019
18-month build process Until Jan 21