The Glastonbury Town Deal has secured £23.6 million investment for the town, representing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the objectives outlined in the Town Investment Plan

Glastonbury Enterprise and Innovation Hub

Lead Organisation: Somerset Council working with Strode College

Re-developing Beckery House into a dedicated centre for the town’s vibrant business community. This will help address the need for space and managed work and grown-on business, including food and manufacturing.


  • Towns Fund:  £1.17m
  • Co-Funding:  £0.5m


  • Glastonbury has own Business Advice Centre and businesses are supported to grow and be innovative
  • Create and sustain a more vibrant business community in the town

Key Project Themes

  • Grow the Economy
  • Reduce Deprivation


Evidence suggests that there is potential to link the enterprise centre to the development of Glastonbury’s food industry, particularly cider and cheese production and supporting the local hospitality industry. Addresses needs in terms of:

  • Lack of business support and advice for businesses in the area
  • Lack of food technology and innovation space for the large food sector in and around Glastonbury

Project Summary

Beckery House is set to be transformed into a dedicated Enterprise and Innovation Hub, offering high quality, affordable workspaces for start-up, small and growing businesses in Glastonbury.

The new workspaces will be offered on affordable, flexible contracts. Tenants will benefit from enhanced digital technologies to help them thrive in a challenging economy, as well as skills training, workshops and tailored business advice.

In addition, the Glastonbury Enterprise and Innovation Hub will house a professional food production and test kitchen, along with a temperature-controlled storage area, providing local food and manufacturing companies with first-rate facilities to help them develop their offering and grow their businesses.

Where practical, energy will be generated on-site using renewable sources, plus the hub will benefit from access to low carbon energy via the Glastonbury Clean Energy project.