Ground-breaking at The Hive

The start of construction work at The Hive, North Somerset’s landmark new business centre for start-up, small and growing businesses which will be based in the Junction 21 Enterprise area of Weston-super-Mare, has been celebrated.

The new development has been enabled by an investment of £1,040,348 from the European Regional Development Fund, alongside funding from North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA) which will own, manage and be based at The Hive.

NSEA has received support from sustainable bankers Triodos and also has Local Area Agreement funding.

Chief Executive Angela Hicks and Chairman Charles Walker of NSEA marked the start of works with a ground-breaking ceremony in the Business Quarter of Weston Park.

They were joined at the former Weston Airfield site, by Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, Ian Hunt from AWW Architects and Bill Badham, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Pollard, the Somerset-based building contractor whose team will be undertaking the 50 week project.

You can read more on this story on The Hive’s website.

from l-r  Mark Smith(Contracts Director, Pollard), Councillor Elfan Ap Rees (North Somerset Council), Angela Hicks and Charles Walker (Chief Executive and Chairman of North Somerset Enterprise Agency), Bill Badham (Managing Director, Pollard) and Ian Hunt (Leading Architect, AWW)

l-r Mark Smith (Contracts Director, Pollard), Councillor Elfan Ap Rees (North Somerset Council), Charles Walker and Angela Hicks (Chairman and Chief Executive of NSEA), Bill Badham (Managing Director, Pollard) and Ian Hunt (AWW)