The Factory

The Factory – Alder Hills - Centre for Social Enterprise Excellence
Growing Places Fund Loan awarded to: Bournemouth Churches Housing Association
Loan amount: £775,000
Location: Poole
Award start date: February 2014 / Award end date: February 2019


A Dorset Growing Places Fund Loan was awarded to BCHA in 2014 for the purchase and refurbishment of the former “Remploy” factory at Alder Hills, Poole. The Factory now operates as a Business Development Hub and Social Enterprise Centre of Excellence.  It operates as part of the New Leaf Company Limited, a subsidiary of BCHA. The current core functions of the Factory are: office rental, co-working desk hire, business administration services, conferencing facilities and café. The Factory in Alder Hills is both the headquarters and part of The New Leaf Company, the social enterprise arm of BCHA, which is a specialist housing organisation, helping homeless and vulnerable people access the right housing, health, learning and work opportunities.

For more information, please visit:

The Factory - Centre for Social Enterprise Excellence

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