Curious Brewery moves one step closer

Curious Brewery moves one step closer

English wine producer Chapel Down has agreed to acquire a 1.6 acre site in Ashford town centre as part of its plans to construct a brewery for its Curious Drinks brand.

The decision to construct a brewery in Ashford follows the company’s successful crowdfunding campaign which raised over £1.7m late last year.

The campaign, which went live on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform in October, raised £1,710,700 with 895 investors, exceeding the firm’s original £1m target by 71%.

Completion of the purchase is subject to planning consent being granted and planning submissions have now been submitted.

Commenting on the deal, CEO Frazer Thompson, said: “We are delighted to have exchanged contracts on a freehold site that will see the development of the Curious Brewery in Ashford.

“Situated next to the International station and just 38 minutes from Kings Cross and less than two hours from the centre of Paris, the Curious Brewery will be a very exciting development for Ashford, for Kent and contemporary British brewing.

“We’ve had tremendous support from Ashford Borough Council and are looking forward to working with architects Guy Hollaway and developers U+I Plc to create something exceptional.”

Construction of the brewery is expected to begin this year and it is expected to be fully operational by Spring 2017.


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