TWO new enterprise centres in Somerset are now complete.

The centres in Wells and Wiveliscombe join the six other sites in Dulverton, Frome, Wheddon Cross, Highbridge, Minehead and Williton.

In Wiveliscombe, the centre on the old Karro’s Food Group site at Sandy Moor Lane, has 10 two person offices and seven small light industrial units.

In Wells, the centre in Cathedral Park, has 10 two person offices, two four person offices and five industrial units.

Councillor David Hall, cabinet member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure, said: “Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important that we do all we can to encourage businesses in Somerset and enable them to thrive and grow.

“These two new centres will provide opportunities for small businesses to set up and expand in largely rural areas. I am delighted we are at the point of delivery.”

Both centres have been co-funded by Growth Deal and European Regional Development Funding, as well as investment from Somerset County Council.

They are fitted out with superfast broadband, bookable meeting rooms, kitchens and toilets, electric car charging points and bike sheds.

Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Luke Hall MP said: “We want small businesses in every region of the country to have the space and investment they need to grow and thrive.

“That’s why this Government invested over £1.2 million in the development of two new Enterprise Centres in Wells and Wiveliscombe.

"I’m delighted to see that these spaces are now completed and handed over, offering a vital boost to the local economy.”

Kier Construction has led the build on both sites together with Grainge Architects and the County Council’s Property and Economy teams.