Wednesday 11 Jan 2017 06:42

New era for former Clementhorpe Maltings

A £2.1m scheme to bring part of York’s brewing history into the 21st century has completed with the creation of six new townhouses.

After nine months construction and refurbishment work by York developer, Northminster Ltd, new homes at former 19th century Grade II listed Clementhorpe Maltings are going on sale.

As well as being among only a handful of former UK malting houses to have survived, the 10,000 sq ft property, which has not been used for half a century, had many of the original maltings artefacts, which have been conserved and are a feature of the new homes.

The scheme was designed by COG Architecture, Leeds along with civil and construction engineers, Topping Engineers, Harrogate; built by York building company, Croft Farm Construction, while York property and construction consultants, LHL Group Ltd, managed construction for Northminster Ltd.

Northminster Ltd managing director, George Burgess, said: “The scheme appealed us because of the challenge of dealing with such an unusual, historic building. As the property is Grade II listed, we had to adapt our design to  work within the constraints of the original structure but this has created wonderful, characterful homes.

“Our enthusiasm for the restoration was shared by our architects and engineers, whose vision and hard work made it deliverable and has enabled us to complete the homes to such a high standard internally and externally.

“It is hugely satisfying to have restored such an historic building which had been empty for so long and created new homes for people who like something different in a sought-after area.”

Researchers say that the property was built in the late 19th century and bought by Tadcaster Tower Brewery Company in 1903 which used the maltings until the late 1950s.

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