A group of businesspeople in Frome are planning to establish a business park in the town after struggling to find appropriate business space in the area.
The community project, which is based at the former Tool & Gauge building on Marston Trading Estate is set to create 625 jobs and a £15.6million economic boost to the region.
The building will have space for 250 people to work and will act as a collaborative technology hub for the South West.
As well as office space to lease, the building will have meeting rooms, wellbeing facilities and a café.
Frome Business Park Director David Nicholson said: “Having run a Frome-based business for nearly 15 years we struggled to find modern office space.
“Talking to other businesses it was clear we weren’t alone. Like many other companies, we didn’t want to leave Frome as we grew so we saw the opportunity to develop something different for businesses, working together with each company to support each other’s rapid growth”
It is hoped that the park will transform business in Frome.
Hannah Modern, Frome Business Park Director, added: “The area is already thriving in many aspects such as the Frome Independent Market, and this building aims to deliver an opportunity for additional growth within the business community.”
The planning application for a change of use – which Mendip District Council will decide on in the middle of August – involves the regeneration of a dilapidated existing building. If approved the park is set to be completed early next year.
The management team have already signed up a number of firms and are welcoming those who are considering moving or looking at space to get it touch before the building is full.
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