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.
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 or 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.