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YMCA Highbridge officially opened by Sedgemoor District Council Chairman
February 7, 2020

YMCA Highbridge was officially opened last week (Friday 31st January) at an opening event which saw around 100 local residents and dignitaries in attendance. The building was officially opened by Sedgemoor District Council Chairman, Cllr Peter Clayton, alongside YMCA Dulverton Group CEO, Martin Hodgson. Unveiling a plaque commemorating the building’s opening, Cllr Peter Clayton said:…

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IBIS Hotel
Midas IBIS Hotel Construction
January 7, 2020

Works are still continuing apace on the new IBIS Red branded hotel for our client, Zeal Hotels (Bridgwater) Ltd. to construct a new IBIS Red Hotel and s-ll on target for opening next Autumn 2020. Once complete, the five storey hotel will have 144 bedrooms with a breakfast and restaurant area, bar area and conference…

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Northgate Leisure development news
October 26, 2019

Exciting plans for the next steps at Northgate, Bridgwater have been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council’s planning department.  A detailed planning application for the development of a new cinema and leisure scheme on council-owned land at Northgate in Bridgwater town centre can be found at https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planningonline – application number 08/19/00166.    Sedgemoor District Council consider that…

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Gravity Link Road
Ground breaking Ceremony for the construction of a new link road
October 9, 2019

  Gravity is delighted to announce that we have appointed the civil engineering and construction company Griffiths, to construct the Link Road, with the works commencing this summer. This marks a key milestone in the Gravity development, not only enabling the start of developing the Enterprise Zone but also creating jobs locally. The Link Road…

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Devon Contractors appointed on speculative development at Bridgwater Gateway
May 25, 2019

Work is about to commence on more than 25,000 sq ft of speculative industrial development in Somerset with the appointment of contractors at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park. Devon Contractors, based at Clyst St. Mary near Exeter, have been appointed to build five 5,000 sq ft units at the site beside junction 24…

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Solar panels installed at Bridgwater Gateway Premier Inn
May 17, 2019

Over 50 electricity-generating panels have been mounted on the roof of the hotel, which is due to be handed over to Premier Inn owners Whitbread later this month. Around 30 jobs will be created at the hotel, which is located on one of the prime road frontage plots on the £150 million, 100-acre mixed-use site…

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Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce 'Supply the Supplier' chain.
April 17, 2019

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce initiated the launch of its successful supply chain in April 2018. Its main aim being to support local Sedgemoor Businesses to achieve growth through the work generated by the ongoing development projects in the Sedgemoor area. The Supply the Supplier Project manages a database of information from a wide variety of…

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Huntspill Energy Park forms part of a multi-site Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone
April 7, 2019

This brownfield site located near Puriton just off Junction 23 of the M5 was once home to the Royal Ordnance Factory. Now the site benefits from a planning permission and a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a development of a 270-acre business park focused on low carbon and energy generation. Once operational, Huntspill Energy Park…

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Five new units totalling 25,000 sq ft to be complete by Christmas at £150 million business park
March 13, 2019

Work on more than 25,000 sq ft of speculative industrial development is set to get underway at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset. Developers of the 100-acre scheme have decided to press ahead with building five new 5,000 sq ft industrial units, ready for occupancy before the end of this year. The…

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“Topping out” ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the new Premier Inn hotel
January 18, 2019

The 100-bed hotel is due to open later this year and will create more than 30 jobs. It is located on one of the prime road frontage plots on the 100-acre mixed-use site, which is just off Junction 24 of the M5. Bridgwater Gateway is the newest business park development on the M5 corridor. The…

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Work progressing well on 100-bed Premier Inn at Bridgwater Gateway
November 9, 2018

A 100-bed Premier Inn hotel is taking shape at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset. The hotel, due to open next summer, will create 32 jobs and is located on one of the prime road frontage plots on the 100-acre mixed-use site, which is just off Junction 24 of the M5. Phil Wade, Development Manager for Bridgwater Gateway, said:…

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Council chiefs go on site tour of Bridgwater Gateway business park
October 28, 2018

Leading council figures were given a tour of the latest progress on work at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park. Senior members of Sedgemoor District Council’s planning and economic development teams went on a site visit to the 100-acre mixed-use development, which is being marketed by Colliers International. The group toured the infrastructure now on site, including…

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Bird’s eye view of progress at Bridgwater Gateway business park
September 27, 2018

The images – taken on behalf of construction and civil engineering specialist Encon Construction – show the 1km of private roads now in place at the 100-acre mixed-use development following infrastructure work carried out by Cardiff-based Encon, in partnership with Ravenslade, which is based in Exeter. Phil Wade, Development Manager at Bridgwater Gateway, which is being marketed by Colliers International, said: “Remarkable…

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Cardiff-based contractor announced for Premier Inn at £150 million Bridgwater Gateway
August 18, 2018

Carter Lauren Construction has been appointed lead contractor for construction of a 100-bedroom Premier Inn hotel at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset. Work will get underway later this month on the three-storey building, located on one of the prime road frontage plots near the entrance to the 100-acre site. The hotel,…

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Visionary scheme to plant 25,000 trees and shrubs at Bridgwater Gateway
July 19, 2018

Landscaping to transform the site of £150 million business park at Junction 24 of M5 A visionary scheme to plant 25,000 trees and shrubs at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park in Somerset is set to get underway. A landscaping contractor is being sought to undertake a comprehensive planting scheme using local and UK…

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CCTV installed at £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park
July 17, 2018

Full infrastructure is now in place at the 100-acre site at Junction 24 of the M5 motorway, which has detailed planning permission for industrial design and build from 10,00 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft, plus office space from 5,000 sq ft to 32,000 sq ft. Phil Wade, Development Manager for Bridgwater Gateway, said: “The…

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