The Mansion House in Corsham was officially opened in late March following its transformation into a digital innovation and business hub.
The newly named Corsham Digital Mansion will create jobs and opportunities for the local area as well as supporting digital and innovative companies from around the south west.
The project vision, led by Wiltshire Council, delivers on a number of the key objectives of the SWLEP’s Strategic Economic Plan including investing in our increasingly important digital economy and encouraging and supporting the area’s SMEs to invest and grow.
A modern extension sits alongside the 18th century refurbished Mansion House providing unique office space for digital start-up businesses. There are 25 offices available which can be rented individually or grouped as well as co-working facilities for 20 people. The hub also has meeting rooms and conference facilities. Companies are already expressing interest in working in the unique surroundings with opportunities for networking and sharing the latest innovations and technology.
The SWLEP invested £2.5m in this digital project to breathe new life into the Corsham landmark, transforming it into the Corsham Digital Mansion. This investment is part of £169m of funding the SWLEP competitively bid for from the Government’s Local Growth Fund that is being invested into Swindon and Wiltshire’s economy by 2021.
The Digital Mansion project includes:
Incubation space for businesses working within the digital and innovation sectors
Teaching space to provide related education courses
Facilities for businesses, institutions, academia and the public sector to come together to support development around the digital economy