Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI)

Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI), Bridport

Start Date:01/04/2017                             End Date:28/02/2018


Growth Deal funding awarded £56,250

Funding awarded to Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT)

Project Summary - Restoration and conversion of the LSI building to support provision of services for local economic growth.  


  • Contemporary and innovative workspaces to encourage new business growth and support development of existing business
  • Work hub space to support new and innovative working practices, providing entry level workspace for fledgling businesses and flexible provision for individual and portfolio working practices
  • Flexible meeting and networking space comprising formal, private meeting rooms, meeting pod space and informal networking/breakout space
  • Fully networked provision providing advantageous bandwidth, uncontended broadband traffic and unrivalled uptime for users

Progress towards forecast: Delivered


  • 9 direct jobs
  • 2 apprentices 
  • Annual reinvested income of £225k

Progress towards forecast: On Target                                                                                                                                                            

Local Growth Funding was allocated towards the restoration and conversion of the Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI) building.  The funding has supported:

Further information is available on the Literary and Scientific Institute website                                                  


Contact Details 

Literary and Scientific Institute (LSI)


Tel: 07780 588 007


Dorset LEP

Katherine May, Programme Manager

01202 962720






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