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Northgate yard celebrates topping out milestone
December 16, 2021

Bridgwater’s £16 million leisure regeneration project in the town centre has celebrated another major milestone in its construction. Sedgemoor District Council and main contractor Willmott Dixon held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the final steelwork being installed at the highest point of the structure on the site ahead of its planned opening in Autumn…

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Northgate Yard taking shape
November 22, 2021

Northgate Yard, Bridgwater’s brand-new leisure and dining hub, has reached a landmark moment in the development. The first terraced seating structure for the 7-screen Scott Cinema’s complex has been installed, allowing both residents and visitors of the town to see Northgate Yard come to life.  The pre-cast concrete for the cinema’s auditoria seating has been…

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Official Consultation on Proposed Smart Campus at Gravity is Underway
November 9, 2021

Residents have until December 8th to give thoughts on proposals for a flexible planning process to support the creation of thousands of jobs Sedgemoor District Council is today launching a formal consultation for a Local Development Order for the Gravity Enterprise Zone at the former Royal Ordnance Factory at Puriton. The Gravity Local Development Order…

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A Brand-New Expansion Opportunity for Four South West Dining Brands.
June 18, 2021

Northgate Yard is a brand-new entertainment and dining hub in the heart of Bridgwater town centre, due for completion in October 2022. The £16million development will feature a 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley, sports bar and four restaurants. Outside, a refreshed green space, wildlife pond and children’s play area in Brewery Field is the perfect…

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Work begins on £16m entertainment and dining development in the heart of Bridgwater
May 24, 2021

Work has begun on a £16 million leisure project in Bridgwater town centre. The much-anticipated development will be known as Northgate Yard and will feature a 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley and sports bar as well as multiple restaurants. It is due for completion in October 2022. Development to be known as Northgate Yard7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley, sports bar and…

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Robins Reveal Plans for Bristol Road
May 6, 2021

Bridgwater United Football Club together with Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust, are delighted to reveal plans in conjunction with Sedgemoor District Council, for the renewal and rejuvenation of the under used land located off Bristol Road. The pioneering project at Bristol Road Playing Fields, will be the first of its kind providing a joint community…

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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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