The Highbridge Hotel is located near the historic site of the old Cattle Market in Highbridge.
For over 6 years it has been a derelict building after being hit by two devastating fires.
After meetings with community and members of the council, owner Derek Mead felt the best way to utilize the site was to turn it into a community facility run by YMCA Somerset Coast.
Once complete, the site will offer 22 units of affordable accommodation for young people, sports and fitness facilities and a community hall.
‘Transforming such and iconic building, which has fallen into such a state of disrepair, we recognise will not be easy, however we are working hard to ensure that from the start we have a clear picture of how the development will progress.’Martin Hodgson, CEO YMCA Somerset Coast
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