The Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – home to the world’s first iron-framed structure and which contains eight listed industrial heritage buildings – was awarded £1.92million of Growth Deal 3 funding in 2019 to remediate two hectares of brownfield land next to the complex.
This project will help provide the infrastructure to unlock the provision of 120 new residential units and businesses which in turn will help regenerate one of the most deprived areas in the country.
It will also enable significant infrastructure improvements to be made in and around the site, including new cycleways and various works to decontaminate and mitigate any environmental impact associated with the developments.
£2million Growth Deal 2 investment as part of a heritage conservation and regeneration project
120 new housing units
60 work placements and 300 additional new jobs created in the Main Mill
The Growth Deal funding will help improve access to the site by upgrading a roundabout on the A5191, construct an access road which will also help provide access for the future housing development and has enabled the construction of a bat house to protect the various species found and enable work on the Main Mill. In addition, 60 work placements will also be created over the lifetime of the project.
In March 2020, an additional £80,000 was awarded to the project to fund stabilisation works to a retaining wall taking total grant funding to £2million.