Shrewsbury’s Flaxmill and Maltings

A total of 25,000 sq ft of office space is now being marketed at Shrewsbury’s Flaxmill and Maltings.

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has played a vital role in helping bring Shrewsbury’s iconic Flaxmill and Maltings – one of the most important heritage buildings in the world – back to life for a third century of use.

The LEP has provided £2million of Growth Deal funding for the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings regeneration project to restore the historic site – the world’s first iron-framed building when it was built in 1797.

The investment – an integral part of the overall project being overseen by Historic England – has helped improve two acres of land around the site, upgrade the roundabout close to it and enable the construction of a new access road for proposed future housing developments.

It is a tangible demonstration of the LEP’s ongoing commitment to work with partners to provide the conditions for economic growth, community regeneration and skills and learning opportunities. 

The revitalised site will become a new learning and enterprise quarter, with high quality offices for the region’s growing creative industries that will help drive the town’s renaissance as a regional economic hub. 

There will also be a new visitor experience managed by the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings and a café open to the public.  

The LEP funding will help deliver 120 new homes and create 60 work placements over its lifetime and see the creation of new cycleways and improved access to the site. 

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