Brewery site being marketed as a going concern

Burtonwood Brewery

A Warrington brewery with more than 150-years of fermenting history is being brought to market by global real estate advisors Colliers.

The Burtonwood Brewery is being marketed as a going concern for an established business.

It is equipped with five brewing lines and is ideal for a brewer looking to increase their production and distribution in the North West.

The 9.64-acre site has 33 fermenter vessels, a borehole water source, an automated kegging line, filter house, cold storage and specialist draining facilities.

It also benefits from multiple heat sources, and includes office space, and staff canteen facilities.

Located just 15 miles from Liverpool and 21 miles from Manchester it’s ideally located for a brewer looking to target these markets.

Peter Vass, associate director at Colliers, said: “Establishing a brewery site is often a long and costly process of gaining planning permission, undertaking building or conversion works and purchasing of specialist equipment.

“The Burtonwood Brewery is an ideal site as everything is already up and running, meaning that new tenants can quickly move in, escalate their production and get out to market in the North and North West at a minimum expense.”

Owner Molson Coors confirmed plans to close its Burtonwood Brewery in an announcement last December.

The brewer shares the site with the Thomas Hardy Burtonwood bottling plant.

Up to 25 jobs have been put at risk as a result of the closure.

Thomas Hardy Burtonwood sold its brewery to Molson Coors in 2015, but its remaining operations on the shared site will be unaffected.

Beer production on the site goes back to 1867.

Molson Coors said production will shift from the plant to other sites across its UK network.