Former goods shed in Winchester set to offer small business accommodation

A former goods shed is set to be transformed as part of plans to help small businesses in the Winchester district.

Winchester City Council’s Cabinet have agreed to progress the redevelopment of the former Goods Shed in Bar End, which was previously occupied by TJ Waste. The suggested conversion to self-contained offices will help reframe the Bar End area in Winchester as an important employment area in the city.

The news comes as the council is converting the former depot in Bishop’s Waltham into business units to boost the economy further south in the district.

Cabinet member for Local Economy, Cllr Paula Ferguson said:

“Finding ways to provide additional employment space for small businesses in the district is a priority for the council, and the former Goods Shed at Bar End is an ideal location to do this. Not only is it a sustainable site given its proximity to Winchester City Centre, it also offers good connectivity with easy access to the M3.” 

The next step will see a business case presented to Cabinet before plans are then finalised.