Welcome to Sedgemoor Auction Centre at Junction 24
Sedgemoor Auction Centre has been open since January 2008 and is the result of the amalgamation of two markets, Highbridge and Taunton. Junction 24 operates the centre and although it is a fairly new venture, the family has established roots from a solid farming background and innovation / diversification businesses including Puxton Park, farming visitor attraction, and other business portfolios in the South West. Junction 24 hosts conferences, meetings, and a large variety of events from within the Sedgemoor Auction Centre, from 2 to 1000 plus people and delegates. Junction 24 also recently achieved second in the Somerset business awards, new business category which was successfully held here at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.
Sedgemoor Auction Centre opened its doors in January 2008 after a one year build program. It is sited adjacent to a prehistoric animal gathering site which lends itself to this purpose built, privately owned auction centre we visit today. This auction centre replaces Highbridge and Taunton livestock markets as well as offering businesses, shops and offices a base and modern facilities to the local community.
The auction centre was built after an initial survey conducted by the Regional Development Agency which recognised that original livestock markets had outgrown their town centre locations, and there was a need to move to a location on a regional scale. However the historic links to the community was to be strengthened by offering rural and local businesses a platform to promote themselves under the banner of regional rural businesses from within the auction centre and surrounding area.