Our Projects

Education & Outreach

Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.


Community Development

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.


St Michael's Business Centre

A space for local businesses

Set back from the busier streets of Lyme Regis whilst still remaining central to the town is our "hive" of office space, artist's studios and multiple functional units that we rent to a wide range of local business and creatives. Currently we are at full capacity with no further unit available. St Michaels Business Centre is well known in Lyme Regis as it used to be the main Primary School for the town, with many generations of our local families having attended. After the new school was built on a separate site, the Building was owned and managed by

West Dorset District Council until the Development Trust alongside Lyme Regis Town Council were able to raise the necessary funds to purchase the property and save it from being demolished.
Now converted into 7 units with a further 3 available thanks to an extension that was built during the Trusts ownership, this has become a much needed business space and has a diverse range of tenants from Film-makers and accountants through to a Bear and Doll hospital and an artisan Silversmith.
Units are occasionally available to rent, so why not get in touch if you are looking for a space to start your business in Lyme Regis.

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Unit 6

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Unit 3B

Unit 2

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Unit 3C

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Unit 4

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Unit 3A

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Unit 5

Our Commercial and Domestic Property

We have two subsidised properties to that create afforadble commercial and resindential options in the middle of Lyme Regis.


Residential Properties

LRDT Property Management Ltd look after a number of residential properties that come up for rent occasionally. We like to let these on a long term basis and to people who live locally, so please get in touch if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

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Sheds and Stores