Located on the north side of Shrewsbury, The Flax Mill Maltings are an internationally significant group of Grade 1 and 2 listed historic buildings which include the world’s first iron-framed building – the forerunner of the modern skyscraper!
These buildings form part of an exciting regeneration project to bring the site into its third century of economic use. A Heritage Lottery Fund application was submitted at the end of April 2013, alongside an ERDF bid being assessed currently. Phase 1 development of the site the Main Mill, Dye and Stove House, Stables and Kiln will be refurbished and will provide up to 30,000 sq.ft of commercial office space that can be customised to fit individual business requirements, with conferencing, catering and public space within this prestigious mixed use scheme.
Through a remarkable partnership made up of English Heritage, Shropshire Council, the Friends of Ditherington Flax Mill Maltings and the Homes and Communities Agency over the last ten years huge progress has been made. The site has been purchased by English Heritage and Shropshire Council, the risks have been minimised, an incredible amount of planning and design work has developed a really innovative and exciting scheme and funding has been applied for. There is planning permission for the Phase 1 development and outline planning permission for the masterplan covering the entire six acre site.
There are a number of ways you can get in touch with the commercial opportunities offered by the Flax Mill Maltings. Opening the pdf attachment gives details of how to follow the project on Twitter, how to like it on Facebook, and how to complete a survey to help inform us how we should best use the space.
If you are interested in seeing what amazing opportunities there are for your business at the Flaxmill Maltings, including further detail about the master plan, visit the website below – by clicking the ‘one off since 1797’ link on this page.
To find out more about the community activity taking place and how you can get involved, visit the Friends of the FlaxMill Maltings website via the link on this page.
If you would like to find details of other ways you can get involved with the Flax Mill Maltings, such as links to twitter, facebook and how to book a business tour of the site you can do using the link on this page.