Business boost for Wells as Enterprise Centre is given the green light

New jobs could be on their way to Wells, as plans for an exciting new enterprise hub are given the go ahead.

Planning permission for the Wells Technology Enterprise Centre (WTEC), a new 550 fifty square metre, purpose-built business space has been approved by Mendip District Council.

The new Enterprise Centre, located on Cathedral Park, has been specifically designed to address a need for office space in the local area and to support business growth amongst small to medium sized enterprises across a range of sectors.

It will be the latest addition to the Council’s network of five enterprise centres – in Dulverton, Minehead, Wheddon Cross and Highbridge – that are already home to around 45 business supporting more than 100 jobs. A centre is also in the pipeline for Wiveliscombe and planning permission has been granted to expand the centre in Highbridge.

“This is wonderful news for Wells” said Councilor David Hall, Cabinet member for Business and Inward Investment.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Somerset economy and vital to encourage growth. Finding the right sort of space can be a real challenge for new businesses, which is why we continue to invest in Enterprise Centres across the county.

“It’s essential for the continued prosperity of the county that even in these difficult financial times we continue to look forward and invest in the future”.

The Wells facility, providing office and light industrial space, will also offer local business support and access to networking events. Going forward, the intention is for the space on offer to remain flexible, allowing the centre to be responsive to any changes in business demand.