jobs hopes as £1.16m Highbridge Enterprise Centre takes shape
Construction of a new £1.16m business enterprise centre
in Highbridge is 'on track to be completed early next year', bringing
the prospect of new jobs and companies to the town, the county
council has said.
new 'business enterprise hub' at Highbridge's Isleport Recycling
Centre will be home to up to 35 small businesses and could create
scores of jobs.
that the project has been delayed has been rejected. Jonathan
Williams, a spokesman for Somerset County Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Work on the Highbridge Enterprise Centre began in May and
is due to complete in early 2015."
He added that there has been a lot of interest in the site, but
declined to give any specifics.
"We have been contacted by a number of companies interested
in the site and are in the process of following these enquiries
up," he said.
two-storey building will contain over 130 square metres for office
space, and a further 130 square metres for 'business incubation'
project aims to help small firms gain offices to expand their
operations and create jobs. It is of particular interest to firms
on Highbridge's Morland Business Park which is set to close later
in the year.
Spelman, the government's former Secretary of State for the Environment,
site in May 2012, with Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman
as pictured, when the scheme was first announced.
formal planning application was submitted last year and it was
soon after by Sedgemoor District Council and the Town Council.
is one of several projects being backed by Devon and Somerset's
Rural Growth Network which aims to create more than 1,300 jobs
in the region and boost the south west's economy by £58