Finance firm to take over iconic Wrexham lager building

L/R: James Parry, Warren Hadlow, Medwyn Edwards and Dominic Richmond of Hadlow and Medwyn.

Finance firm to take over iconic Wrexham lager building

Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management has signed a lease on the original Wrexham Lager brew house and will turn it into state-of-the-art finance offices.

The 25-strong team has outgrown its existing offices on Regent Street and will move their main operation to the 130-year-old, 4,359 square foot, Victorian red-brick building in a few weeks.

Warren Hadlow and Medwyn Edwards set up the family-run business 17 years ago in Wrexham and have doubled their team since moving into their Regent Street premises in 2003.

Last year, they opened an office in London’s Mayfair and took over a business in Shropshire. Their expansion plans are set to continue and mean they have outgrown their existing space.

Medwyn said: “The Wrexham Lager brewery is an iconic building for the town.

“We have been told the lager brewed there was served aboard the Titanic so the building itself is full of the most amazing history and stories and we are thrilled to be taking it over and ensuring its future as a well-preserved Wrexham architectural treasure.

“The community here has supported our business wholeheartedly and we are always keen to show our pride and commitment to the town.

“It’s a beautiful building and our investment in it will give it a new lease of life for many years to come and we are very excited about the move there.”

Joint-director Warren added: “When we first visited the offices, they were in much better condition than we thought and it has created a great buzz throughout the team to be planning our move there.

“It has lots of positives for us from a business point of view too – good parking, a prominent position and we can retain our presence in the heart of Wrexham which is important to us.

“We have a lot of local clients and so we felt taking on a well-known local building would be a good fit and represent our desire to continue investing in the community.”

Warren added: “There’s not too much work to do either but we do want to give it some TLC and bring the offices inside up-to-date.”

Wrexham lager is one of Britain’s oldest. It was founded in 1882 by German immigrants Ivan Levinstein and Otto Isler who wanted to recreate the lager of their homeland.

The main brewery was demolished after production was halted at the site in 2000 but the main brewery house remained because of its listed status.

The lager is still brewed at a micro-brewery in the town after former MP for Clwyd South Martyn Jones bought the rights for the beverage from Carlsberg for £1.

With the help of Ian Dale, former head of brewing at the old brewery production began again in 2011.