Trustees have announced a new vision for the LSi at the annual general meeting of the Bridport Area Development Trust.

With the support of a new grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund, there will be development of the facilities to support local business as a co-working space.

The fund will help provide space for work for groups and start ups, where they can collaborate and share information and skills.

There will also be access to superfast broadband.

A spokesperson said: "The growth in co-working spaces has been rapid in towns and cities all over the country. The NHLF Grant has been awarded after a long period of investigation and analysis including the Regeneris Report commissioned by DCC in 2017 to establish the need locally. Work to develop the LSi using the current Alembic Canteen area will begin early in the New Year."

Cllrs Pauline Batstone and Gary Suttle (the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills for Dorset Council) both applauded the BADT for their work and plans to drive for Bridport's economy, and highlighted the need for fresh opportunities for employment, superior access to broadband and development for West Dorset's young people.

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