14. What is the scope for community enterprises to continue and expand at Brimscombe Port?
Vacant possession of the units is now required by the end of June 2021 to meet the funding milestones as all the units need to be demolished to enable the redevelopment to take place. Many of the businesses have already relocated. Only the tenants in the Port Mill can remain throughout, as this building will not be affected by the redevelopment of the Port.
The redevelopment plans include the construction of a new community and social enterprise hub and the Council will work with partners to encourage community organisations to establish and thrive in this new venue. There will also be new commercial space available to let in the new development that may be suitable for social enterprise.