The Arc – Westmead Activity Centre

From 2018, CMS Project Managers & Surveyors took overall management responsibility for the design and construction of one of the UK’s first purpose-built climbing centres, constructed in Chippenham. The climbing centre includes interior and exterior climbing walls, bouldering walls, changing areas and indoor and outdoor café areas, as well as a new skatepark, landscaping and picnic benches.

This fantastic new venue has proved hugely popular since opening in February 2022. It was named Place-Making Project of the Year at the 2022 Insider South West Property Awards, and most recently won the title of Best Public or Community Building at the 2023 LABC Awards. We hope that The Arc’s climbing centre, skatepark and cafe will be enjoyed by the local community for many years to come.

The project was funded by the Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, a self-sustaining charity supporting the Chippenham community. Find out more about visiting The Arc on The Climbing Academy website.

Architects: Artel31
Project Managers: CMS Project Managers & Surveyors
Structural & Civil Engineers: Giraffe Engineering
M&E Consultant: Greengauge
Skatepark Specialist: Canvas
Ecology: Ellendale Environmental


The Arc wins Best Public or Community Building at the LABC Awards 2023