In 2022, the Red Brick Building secured c.£3.6 million in the Glastonbury Town Deal to refurbish and save from collapse the derelict wing of the Red Brick Building, known as Building C. This old factory, which is part of Glastonbury’s industrial heritage, will be restored and returned to community use.

The Red Brick Building has been a dedicated Community Benefit Society for over a decade, and this funding will allow us to expand and further deliver on our commitment to Community, Arts, Education, and Enterprise.

The funding is enabling us to repair and regenerate the building, and expand our community resources. Current plans for Building C include: a Community Canteen, a specialist recording studio, updated facilities for GWS Radio, wellbeing spaces, youth activity spaces, and a large creative makers’ space known as The Life Factory.  

The project intends to improve energy conservation, and power the building with 100% renewable sources, thus supporting the town’s journey to net zero. 

Beckery Construction Company – a subsidiary of the Red Brick Building Centre Ltd. – was set up to manage the construction phase of the project. This has enabled us to recruit skilled workers from the local community. We have also partnered with Train4All to offer construction skills training and apprenticeships to local people.

Further details about the Building C regeneration project can be found here: