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Bridgwater's Engine Room to grow
A WELL-KNOWN Bridgwater charity which teaches people how to create their own films is hoping to add a few extras to its home and its options.
Somerset Film and Video has applied for a three-storey extension of the back of its building at The Engine Room, located at 50-52 High Street.
The application, made through O2i Design Consultants, would see the partial demolition of what’s left of the old Tourist Information Centre in order to make way for the new facility.
The plans include a lift and ramps to make it more accessible for disabled visitors.
Philip Shepherd, company secretary for Somerset Film, said: “More space will mean we can host more activities and provide access for more people.
“We have held projects which have seen many different members of the community learn filmmaking techniques but the expansion will allow us to have a lot more.”
In the past, Somerset Film has organised a radio show for the senior citizens forum, a film exhibition with college students and projects for people with learning disabilities.
Mr Shepherd added: “We need more space for meetings, storing film archives and film production and editing equipment.
“But we’d also like to use the space to include creative enterprises such as micro businesses.
“We’d love to hear suggestions about how we can use the extra space.”
A meeting will be held at The Engine Room on November 6 from 7pm to discuss the plans.
People have until November 10 to comment on the application (08/13/00185) via Sedgemoor’s planning website.
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