The Arc will feature again at the annual Heritage Open Days.
Explore one of Chippenham’s most striking buildings. The Arc combines modern materials with lots of wood, natural light and connected spaces where the community can climb, skate and meet.
Tours will take place on Saturday 16 September. They will run every 20 minutes from 11am until 2pm.
The Arc tour
Designed by Chippenham Architect Rob Elkins (Artel31) for Chippenham Borough Lands Charity (CBLC), The Arc climbing centre is one of Chippenham’s newest and most striking structures. It is one of the first climbing centres in the UK to be entirely purpose-built. Most are established in existing warehouses or churches.
This is your chance to find out what goes on behind the peaks of the impressive north and south blocks. You will learn interesting details about the building including how it has been future-proofed to withstand being built on a flood plain! You will have the chance to meet TCA staff and ask questions about how the centre works.
In addition to the main buildings, The Arc features wooden cafe decking with views of the rare outside climbing wall, a state-of-the-art skatepark (designed by CANVAS), a play park designed by Touch Wood and Westmead Playing Fields. The tour will include inside and outside locations, so come prepared for both.
BOOKING Participation in the tour is free, No booking is required. More info on The Arc Heritage Open Days. You can also visit The Church this year.