East Quay is a cultural and enterprise development in Watchet, Somerset, developed by local people for local people. The development led by Onion Collective will bring visitors, create jobs and provide opportunities for young people. It will include fourteen workspaces/maker studios, two gallery spaces, a print room, a paper mill run by Two Rivers Paper, a new rock and fossil preparation lab run by Geckoella, an education space, a restaurant and five self-catering accommodation pods and outdoor space in the courtyard. It will run a programme of events, exhibitions and activities, inside and outside for visitors, locals and school groups alike, creating vibrancy, buzz and fun on the quayside all year around.
Onion Collective, is a Social Enterprise founded by a group of ambitious but socially-minded citizens who all live in West Somerset. Onion Collective is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company whose goal is to operate a portfolio of exciting, successful, sustainable and mutually supporting projects – all for community benefit.