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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1


Towler Shaw Roberts, Shrewsbury
1,000-25,069 sq. ft.
(93-2,329 sq. m.)
Office to lease

Lease details

Lease type:
Long term

Key features

  • Four storey converted office space
  • Ranging in size from 1,000 sqft (92.9sqm) to 25,069 sqft (2,329sqm)
  • Forming part of the iconic Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings complex
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Natural ventilation
  • Renewable energy heat source
  • Open plan environment with excellent natural lighting
  • 21st century facilities blended with period features
  • On site car parking
  • Integrated cycle way links to Shrewsbury Town Centre

Property description

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings occupies a prominent and convenient location on the north side of Shrewsbury within walking distance of the town centre and its numerous facilities and amenities.

Shrewsbury is a popular cultural, tourist and commercial centre being the county town and main administration centre of Shropshire, strategically located at the intersection of the A49 and A5 trunks roads being approximately 15 miles west of Telford, 30 miles from Wolverhampton and 50 miles from Birmingham.

Site owner Historic England has fully committed to this multimillion pound project bringing the internationally significant and iconic Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings back to life. As the first cast iron framed building in the world, it has been described by Sir Peter Luff, Former Chairman of the National Lottery Heritage Fund as the most important building of the modern age'.

The site first functioned as a mill, producing linen thread from flax. After 90 years, the flax industry declined and the site was converted into a maltings, producing malt for the brewing industry for another
90 years. The site fell into disrepair after the maltings closed in 1987 but is now being prepared for its third century of use.

The restoration of the 1797 Grade I Listed Main Mill and 1898 Grade II Listed Kiln will create a visitor destination and learning centre and café facility on the ground floor with the upper 4 floors being converted to create modern commercial office space.

The offices are to retain a number of period features reflecting the building's industrial heritage, whilst providing a modern working environment for the 21st Century.

The accommodation has been restored with sustainability at the forefront and includes features such as natural ventilation, a lowcarbon energy heat source and excellent natural lighting.

Access to the offices will be afforded via personnel lift access from the impressive fully refurbished original Kiln area which serves as the main entrance.

The offices are laid out to provide individual suites ranging in size from 1,000 sqft (92.9sqm) to 6,308 sqft (586sqm) to suit occupiers' individual requirements.

The line of the former canal to the front of the building is to be landscaped and there are also plans to develop the land beyond for a new housing scheme inkeeping with the immediate surrounds. The site will provide onsite car parking with electric charging points, cycle storage and shower facilities to encourage active travel/living.

The accommodation is scheduled to be available for occupation from Spring 2022.


Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Shrewsbury Station0.6 miles

About Towler Shaw Roberts, Shrewsbury

Brassey Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 7FA

Since 1991, TSR have been providing expert professional advice on Commercial Property matters with the remit of adding value to our individual clients business. With three strategically located offices in Shropshire and the West Midlands TSR’s in depth knowledge of the local markets conditions has led to our coverage extending beyond our typical coverage of Wales, the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

As a progressive and proactive firm, we offer a holistic range of services

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