A Nottinghamshire brewery, established by Hardy and Hansons, is to be sold at auction. The buildings, which are situated within a conservation area, could provide the basis for an exciting regeneration scheme.
Kimberley is renowned for its brewing history. Brewing has played an important role in the town’s development and the first brewery in Kimberley was recorded in 1832. Two key brewers combined their works in the 1930s to form Hardy and Hansons and it is their buildings that will be auctioned. The site includes the oldest and most important surviving building, the Maltings, which was listed Grade II in 2008. It was built in 1861 for Hardy’s.
The brewery was first featured on our buildings at risk register in 2008 due to the vacancy of the site following its sale to Green King in 2006. The conservation area appraisal document recognises the brewery buildings as a key feature of the character of the area. It is essential that any future plans respect these characteristics and those of the existing red brick and slate tiled buildings.
The entire site measures over 6 hectares and includes kilns, a tower, public house, cottages, warehouses and woodland. The workers cottages, many with fine detailing, are to be sold in a separate lot.
Greene King has been trying to sell the site through Savills but the buildings will now be sold at auction on 7th December 2010. Other elements, including residential, are to be sold on 14th December 2010.
For information regarding the auction contact:
Philip Parsons, Allsop LLP
020 7543 6891