The new EDF Sedgemoor Campus on Bridgwater’s Bath Road has finally opened and will accommodate some 986 Hinkley point workers offering them £25 a night deals. The former cellophane site was opened by Tory MP Ian liddell-Grainger and will feature some 29 accommodation blocks and will operate under the title HOST. More information can be found here. Meanwhile the development has raised hopes that there will now be a lessening of pressure on the local housing market and the towns increasingly over-populated streets and homes in multiple-occupation.
Labour leader on Sedgemoor, Cllr Mick Lerry (Bridgwater Victoria) said: “The Sedgemoor Campus has now been officially opened and already over 100 workers are using the facility and extra accommodation at the site, will be available soon. This will mean that many local people, not involved in the Hinkley C project will not have to compete with EDF workers for accommodation. At £25 a night with the availability of 24-hour service of food, plus bars and a gym make it an attractive offer.”
“What is also impressive is the fact that 25% of the workforce at the campus is from the Sydenham area, meaning that many local people are benefitting from employment and I spoke to other workers who either live in Bridgwater or close to Bridgwater”, said Mick
“The Sedgemoor campus also offers opportunity for workers to train and increase their qualifications, either with designed courses or under the UnionLearn banner, which will make it attractive to those workers employed by the contractors”, said Mick