Sawmill back in business

PUBLISHED: 06:45 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 24 May 2010

A REDUNDANT 100-year-old sawmill is set to be at the heart of a North Somerset village again. Ubley Sawmill, near Blagdon, used to employ 20 people but stopped being used five years ago when Somerlap Forest Products moved to larger premises at Mark. Now

A REDUNDANT 100-year-old sawmill is set to be at the heart of a North Somerset village again.Ubley Sawmill, near Blagdon, used to employ 20 people but stopped being used five years ago when Somerlap Forest Products moved to larger premises at Mark.Now Ubley Sawmill is gearing up to employ even more workers after undergoing a revamp to create a business park.Leading computer company Exacta Technologies will be the first occupants of the new development after signing a 10-year lease for two units.The move will double the company's production and storage facilities.The company currently employs nine people, but will bring on board three more after the move to Ubley Sawmill.The new Ubley Sawmill business park, made up of five commercial units, is already home to a national building and civil engineering company Wrekin Construction.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury