interest for space at Highbridge enterprise park is 'snowballing'
on a £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge which will create
jobs and boost the local economy is taking shape, with a number
of key milestones reached, the county council has said this week.
David Hall, Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council, who led
a delegation of councillors to the site this week, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that "interest from local firms in occupying the site is
snowballing as the project progresses."
met with the managing agent of the site, TDA, and contractor South
West Highways to see developments at first hand.
steel structure of the main building has been erected with three
standalone workshops now in place.
level of the site has also been raised by a metre and a flood
relief and retention pond has been constructed. Work is also underway
to lay the concrete for the main courtyard.
Hall was joined at the visit by the Chairman of Sedgemoor District
Council Cllr Peter Downing, Deputy Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge
Cllr Mike Mansfield, Richard Towl from contractor South West Highways
Build and Adrian Sheen of TDA.
am delighted to see that real progress is being made on this project
to bring jobs and economic prosperity to the area," said
Cllr Hall. "We
are already in discussions with a number of local businesses about
occupying the site and interest is snowballing as the project
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 our plans
to do that."
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. Heart of the South West (HotSW)
Local Enterprise Partnership is working in conjunction with Devon
and Somerset County Councils on behalf of the RGN.