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Information about the planned redevelopment of the Glastonbury Enterprise and Innovation Hub

AboutFundingKey project themesRationaleProject summaryOutcomes and Impact


Re-developing Beckery House into a dedicated centre for the town’s vibrant business community. This will help address the need for space and managed work and grown-on business, including food and manufacturing.


  • Towns Fund:  £1.17m
  • Co-Funding:  £0.38m

Key project themes

  • Grow the Economy
  • Reduce Deprivation


Evidence suggests that there is potential to link the enterprise centre to the development of Glastonbury’s food industry, particularly cider and cheese production and supporting the local hospitality industry. Addresses needs in terms of:

  • Lack of business support and advice for businesses in the area
  • Lack of food technology and innovation space for the large food sector in and around Glastonbury

Project summary

The Beckery Resource Centre will be developed into  the Hub (GEIH) to provide:

  • Business space and enterprise infrastructure on flexible, easy-in easy-out terms
  • Dedicated food manufacturing space to include a Product Test Kitchen/ and temperature-controlled storage space
  • Space that can be used to deliver training and education programmes
  • Enhanced digital infrastructure
  • Dedicated meeting/training rooms and onsite business support services for Beckery Village and the whole of the Town.

Outcomes and Impact

  • Glastonbury has own Business Advice Centre and businesses are supported to grow and be innovative
  • Create and sustain a more vibrant business community in the town

Lead organisation:  Somerset Council working with Strode College

Last reviewed: March 29, 2023 by Jenny

Next review due: September 29, 2023

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