17th November 2022
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council aim to re-develop Manor House, with estimated construction cost including fees and contingency of £1.8million with an expected build time of 12 to 15 months. Therefore we have launched a public consultation today to hear residents views.
Closing date for this consultation is 21st December 2022.
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council purchases Manor House.
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council is pleased to announce its recent purchase of the Manor House from Wiltshire Council, which is located next to Royal Wootton Bassett Police Station. The Town Council’s focus is to re-develop the building to make it an essential part of public services for the future to come.
The building was once used by the Quartermasters Regiment in the Second World War, home to Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural District Council, Social Services and The Magistrates Courts.
Having spent the last decade as individual offices, the Manor House will undergo re-development which will provide a new Town Council office with a purpose built Council Chamber, and much needed dedicated community space with storage, an exhibition room and facilities for youth services.
Plans are now being created by professional architects which aim to deliver a modern, efficient and greener building.
Councillor Nic Hughes, Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council said:
“Manor House is a major investment for Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, which will offer a multi-functional facility to our staff and our residents. The space available in the building will allow us a huge amount of flexibility in the services that we can offer and provide a real Community Hub for our townsfolk.”