LSI Bridport is being saved and restored so that it can regain its place at the heart of our community.
The building has been empty and slowing decaying for nearly 20 years and is on the national At Risk register. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and a range of other funders we now have the resources needed to bring it back into use. The building will remain as a public building, supporting local enterprise and enabling our community to grow.
What Will it be?
LSI Bridport will be a centre for creativity, enterprise and growth. Collaborative and flexible workspaces will be hosted within this unique, historic building.
Supporting our community will be event, training and meeting space alongside a café which will have local food at its core. The heritage of the building will be at the heart of the restoration, its will celebrate our town’s strong local history of innovation and be a focus for our future growth.
Restoration has already begun.
It is a hugely challenging restoration project but we aim to complete it as smoothly and efficiently as possible so that the building can reopen to the public in late 2017.