A wonderful place to live and do business
Keynsham is a vibrant market town with a populaton of roughly 24,000 people, situated between Bath and Bristol. The town is well-connected by transport links and is undergoing physical transformation in the form of new housing developments, commercial space (on the much-loved and characterful former Cadbury's factory site at Somerdale) and the redevelopment of the high street's Town Hall, completed in 2014. The town holds a series of well-attended community events such as the Keynsham Music Festival.
Public transport provision for the Keynsham area is good, with rail, bus, road and cycle networks connecting the town with nearby Bath and Bristol and further afield. The town's train station is on the London-Bristol and Bristol-Southampton routes. The town is situated on the A4 and is connected to the major A4174 ring road connecting the town with Filton, and motorway networks.
Commercial and industrial space
The new Civic Centre development in the town centre has large new retail units available. Find out more here.
Up to 120,000 sq ft of new employment space is almost complete (July 2017) at the much-loved former Cadbury's factory site at Somerdale, just off the town centre, and very close to Keynsham's train station.
Other business locations more focused on industrial space in Keynsham include the Pixash Lane, Unity Road and Ashmead Road trading estates.
Two secondary schools and nine primary schools serve the area. Broadlands Secondary and Wellsway Secondary are now Academies. Wellsway Secondary school specialises in Sports and Science and accommodates a leisure centre that is available for wider community use.
Keynsham has an astonishing range of community groups and organisations (see the Keep it Local, Keep it Keynsham site) and full programme of community events throughout the year, including the fantastic and growing Keynsham Music Festival, Shipfest, a monthly farmer's market, and a Christmas procession and lights switch on.
Keynsham Memorial Park is a beautiful and award-winning park in a riverside setting with plenty of play facilities for children, peaceful wooded areas and a range of new community exercise equipment.
There are two leisure centres in the area, one run by Wellsway School and the other by the local authority.
Over the next 15 years the area will see a significant growth in its housing stock, with around 2,150 homes planned to be built in Keynsham and a further 200 homes in Whitchurch.