£1.1m Highbridge enterprise park set to bring jobs boost
new £1.16m Enterprise Centre being built in Highbridge is
set to create new jobs and boost the town's economy when it opens
in early 2015, it has been claimed this week.
on the new 'business enterprise hub' next to Highbridge's Isleport
Recycling Centre is progressing well and will become a base for
up to 35 small businesses - although only two have confirmed they
will be taking up space so far.
County Councillor John Woodman, pictured at the site this week,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a really important facility
for Highbridge that will help small firms to quickly set up in
businesses and create new jobs for the town. I'm delighted that
it's on schedule to open early next year."
spokeswoman for Somerset County Council added: "We expect
the new Enterprise Centre at Highbridge to be ready for businesses
to move in early in the New Year."
added: "So far 10 local businesses have made enquiries about
using the site for their business. Two have already confirmed
that they will move into the light industrial units when they
access and parking for the site is in place and work to build
the industrial units, flexible office space and networking areas
is also progressing well and nearing completion."
project has been part-funded through the Rural Growth Network
(RGN), which is an initiative designed to encourage economic growth
and enterprise in rural areas across the south west. Heart of
the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership is working
on it with Somerset County Council on behalf of the RGN. For information
about the site is available on 07919 696939.
Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Hall, added:
"When finished, it will provide modern facilities to accommodate
organisations with the relevant skills and expertise to capitalise
on future high-profile development projects such as Hinkley C.
We want to make Somerset a place where this sort of industry can
flourish and this exciting development is a vital component in