Refurbishing South Efford House near Lymington and bringing it back into full economic use for employment purposes as a ‘business-led, open Innovation Centre’ in the New Forest. The centre is focused on developing entrepreneurs, growing new business and launching disruptive technology. It will be home for VCSE organisations to deliver their programmes and community outreach, whilst allowing them to benefit from the C4Si Programme Framework. It will also be the base for Skills and Training and will house the New Forest Group Training Association (GTA) led by C4Si, Brockenhurst and Totton Colleges and NFDC, as well as local businesses and associations such as the NFBP (New Forest Business Partnership) and others.
The re-fit project will provide:
Amount financed: £220,000
Total cost: £370,000
Project Lead: Jordan Tame
Partner: Centre for Social Innovation
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