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West Somerset District Council and Sedgemoor District Council have launched a new Commercial Property website, www.hinkleycommercialproperty.co.uk, in preparation for the Hinkley C Nuclear Power station build, the largest infrastructure project ever in Somerset.

The project to build Hinkley C is gathering pace as the formal application to build the Nuclear Power Station was submitted by EDF Energy on 24th November 2011.

A project of this size, estimated at over £10 billion requires significant investment in the infrastructure in Somerset.

West Somerset and Sedgemoor District Councils recognised the need for an online centralised database of commercial properties available in their respective areas.

Prior to the launch of this new system, there was no single centralised source of property information; there were only disparate lists from various property agents across Somerset and, typically, no online search facility.

The new website provides an up-to-date register of all properties from participating property agents. Advanced search options have been developed that allow filtering by many options including size and type of property, e.g. office, shops or warehousing.

Somerset inward investment company, Into Somerset, co-ordinated the requirements of the two District Councils and engaged software engineering company Somerset Web Services to design and build the system.

Data for the system is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce who can be contacted for more information.

The Hinkley Commercial Property system complements the Hinkley Supply Chain system also built by Taunton-based Somerset Web Services who can be contacted on 01823 353760.

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