The use of the iconic Literary and Scientific Institute has been reviewed and reorganised to ensure its financial viability and sustainability. The new plans combine commercial and charity tenants with community access to events and facilities within the LSi.

A spokesperson for BADT said: “The intention is to create a new relationship with the building’s occupants to deliver something very different and dynamic for Bridport.

“BADT fulfilled one of its primary purposes by rescuing the LSi and preserving the historic building for Bridport and posterity. The Trust believes the chosen proposal is consistent with its aims and those of the LSi in the benefits it provides to the community and wider society.”

More detail of the proposal is available at