Somerset County Council have developed the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre using grant funding from a range of sources including the European Regional Development Fund.
Ben Powis oversees the management of the Centre for the Council's contractors SWMAS, Ben introduces us to the Centre:
“The Somerset Energy Innovation Centre was opened in early 2016 close to Junction 23 of the M5 on the outskirts of Bridgwater. It is a catalyst for collaboration and innovation, providing dynamic space and expert support to the businesses at the heart of the growing low carbon energy supply chain.
The Centre is a 2 storey building with a lettable floor space of approximately 3000m2. It provides a flexible range of high quality office and meeting spaces along with a café and networking area. There is ample car-parking for tenants, and visitors.
We work directly with businesses moving into or already working in the low carbon market and seeking to supply into energy projects. Using our expertise, we advise and support companies to develop capability, innovate and form new partnerships.
All the businesses at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre share the core value of openness to collaboration and innovation. Our ambition is to create a sustainable economic legacy through the growth of a South West low carbon energy cluste
There is a variety of offices available, housing from 5 to 25 workstations; fibre optic broadband, WiFi and flexible telephony services; meeting room and board room facilities with full digital connections.”
In case your business does not fit the criteria for being a priority for the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, then you should use the property search function on this website and for more information about the Sedgemoor offer please contact Carla Modley on email@example.com or 01278 435537. (Please refer to Into Somerset when enquiring)
Due to the success of the intital phase of the Centre, a Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Centre are in the pipeline, subject to permissions and funding. Phase 2 may come on stream by the end of 2018.