Digital Somerset 04 – The Digital Innovation Centre & Firepool

This event will be an insight into the fabulous Digital Innovation Centre with James Gilgrist. He will be giving an exciting digital fly through to show us what it will look like once its finished. Joe Wharton will also be telling us about the excintig plans for the Firepool area and how much it will have to offer our community.

Date 21.03.2023

Time 6.30PM - 9PM

Factory 4.0 and wider digitalisation increasingly underpins many of the sectors across our economy. Through discussions with the UK Hydrographic Office and other digital and data business in Somerset it became clear that there was a requirement for a bespoke centre in Taunton to support collaboration and innovation in the digital economy and provide a focal point for inward investment. The Somerset Digital Innovation Centre is currently under construction, due for completion in Spring 2023 and operational by Autumn 2023. It will be a circa £11million, 2,613 square-metre facility, with a dedicated innovation support service for tenants and users.

Following commencement of the key infrastructure works, including the access from Trenchard Way, works will roll straight through to the Boulevard and Amphitheatre in the summer of 2023. The presentation will include details of plans to utilise the site after these work and exciting progress with potential end users and development partners.