Developing an iconic building for businesses, learning, young people and community uses.


Towns Fund:  £2.67m
Co-Funding:  £0.25m

Key project themes:

Grow the Economy
Reduce Deprivation
Address COVID-19 Recovery


Addresses need to regenerate an iconic building and a long-neglected part of the town.

Will provide a focus for the many creative and design industries in the town, enabling training to be carried out, businesses established, and jobs delivered.

Addresses youth issues experienced by the town including improving educational and skills attainment to reduce youth unemployment.

Meets the need for gathering space for people of all ages.

Project summary:

Building C will be renovated to provide space for:

The Life Factory – An artisan design and crafts business incubation and enterprise zone and a progression route into creative employment including incubation support for those establishing their own business.

The Youth Factory- A dedicated Youth Engagement zone, led by young people and supported by qualified youth workers.  The zone will include a high-ropes course and climbing wall, computer suite, and other glass-partitioned breakout rooms for age-appropriate hobby groups.

The Music Factory/Living Room – The Living Room is an acoustically treated music and performance arts zone for the production of professional music, dance, drama and song. it will provide employment, multi-layers of income for the building and skills training to complement those on offer from local education providers.

GFM relocation and The Media Studio – Relocation of GFM into Building C to create a state-of-the-art Community Media Centre to showcase the creative talent of young people beyond the boundaries of Glastonbury. Equipped with a full-time live broadcast radio studio, a broadcast-ready radio studio also used for training and pre-records, and a teaching suite equipped with video/film technology


Provision of space for artisan businesses, youth, music and broadcasting
Deliver a vibrant creative impact

Lead organisation: The Red Brick Building Centre Ltd, working with Strode College

Last reviewed: March 22, 2023 by Keri

Next review due: September 22, 2023

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