News Headline: Bradford Brewery plans unveiled

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Ambitious plans have been unveiled to create a new state-of-the-art brewery and brewpub in the heart of Bradford City Centre.


The launch of Bradford Brewery will see the return of brewing to Bradford city centre for the first time in more than 50 years.


Bradford Brewery and its attached pub, The Brewfactory, will be launched later this year following the restoration of an historic disused industrial building off Westgate, Bradford.  The huge 10BBL brewery will have an initial production capacity of 16,000 pints per week.


The entrepreneur behind the new brewery, former pub licensee Matthew Halliday, believes there’s a fast-growing local and national market for interesting and innovative craft-brewed lagers and ales, with microbreweries coming to the forefront.


Bradford-born Matthew has recently spent time in the capital as Chief Executive of a London-wide health charity.  He said: “The idea to launch Bradford Brewery came from my love of London's craft beer drinking scene. Yorkshire is slowly catching up but we're still a long way behind.


“I wanted to do something positive for Bradford and hope that Bradford Brewery will not only produce some great beers, but also help to change perceptions of our great city. There's a huge amount of incredible innovation going on in Bradford right now and we're excited to be playing a part in that. We’ve got long-term plans for the business and have aspirations of seeing Bradford beers on every bar across the district."


The development, located a stone’s-throw from Bradford’s ever popular North Parade beer scene, will create 11 full time jobs in the long term and many more involved in the design and construction of the brewery. The company is currently recruiting for a Head Brewer so the successful candidate can get involved with the development in the early stages.


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The building is on four storeys and the plan is to house the brewery and pub on staggered levels. The scheme will pay homage to the factory heritage with aptly-named bar areas like the Workshop and Calibration rooms. One striking feature will be a glass wall allowing customers to look directly from The Brewfactory bar into the brewery so they can watch the beer being brewed while they imbibe.


The £400,000 brewery project is part-funded by a grant from Bradford City Council Growth Zone - a £35m initiative to attract businesses back into the city centre and to equip the local community with the skills they need to get the jobs. The grant money will go towards refurbishing the building and buying the equipment. The project has also won funding and business advice from former Dragon’s Den star, Doug Richards.

◄Matthew Halliday is pictured centre,  left is David Robertson-Brown of Bradford City Centre Growth Zone and on the right  is David Craig, of David Craig Design Consultancy who designed the brewery.


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