08 Dec Update from Flaxmill Maltings
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, joined a zoom meeting to hear a progress report from Flaxmill Maltings and the plans to open to visitors in 2022
Built in 1797 and known as the grandparent of modern skyscrapers because of its pioneering iron frame, the Flaxmill Maltings had two centuries of use, first as a flax mill, then as a maltings. The site was also used as a training centre and barracks during World War II.
An iconic part of Shrewsbury’s identity, this world first will soon have a new lease of life. The ground floor of the distinctive Main Mill will be home to a new café and visitor experience, with a full range of interactive activities. The upper four floors of the Main Mill will provide commercial office space that will help drive the town’s renaissance as a regional economic hub. This and the pyramid-roofed Kiln are due to open in spring 2022.