SWINDON Town have completed the deal that will see them training in Highworth for years to come, says chairman Lee Power.

Having exchanged contracts with Twelve Oaks Golf Course owner Patricia Grant back in November, the deal has finally been completed this week.

The club signed a three-year contract with Calne Council back in the summer to use the Beversbrook facility, but the wet winter has forced Town to use the 3G pitches at Royal Wootton Bassett Town’s Gerrard Buxton facility on a number of occasions.

Power has already hinted that he would like to see Town using the new facilities as soon as pre-season for their next campaign, with the club having to give six months’ notice to Calne Council to terminate their contract.

The money for the training ground is being stumped up by Power personally, with a lease put in place which will last 50 years and have a nominal rent charge, with the asset sold along with the club should Power decide to leave Swindon.

With the deal having been completed, work can now begin on getting the pitches and other facilities on the site and Power is enthusiastic about what lies ahead.

“That has been completed so we officially own that now,” he told BBC Wiltshire this week.

“We have got people staying down there at the moment starting to do bits and pieces.

“I had a meeting with the planners so that is all starting to go.

“That is another really exciting chapter and episode for the football club and something to look forward to.

“It is not just going to happen overnight, it will take a couple of years but it is ours now and I’m really looking forward to starting the work and working with various people.”