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.
LATEST: Now the new Brewfactory pub, opening in Bradford City Centre early next year, will be able to offer that perfect pairing under one roof, thanks to a mouth-watering partnership deal between Bradford Brewery and national brand leader Pieminister.
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.
For further information: www.bradfordbrewery.com
►VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, stated: “Beer Searcher is a great initiative, championing two things Britain does very well indeed: beer and heritage. One of VisitBritain’s most important tasks is to inspire tourists to explore as much of the country as possible, in order to spread the economic benefits of tourism. I hope Beer Searcher will encourage international and British beer lovers alike to venture to different corners of the country in their quest for the ultimate pint. On the way, they will no doubt make new friends and enjoy a great British welcome in one of our many pubs - a cultural experience totally unique to Britain and not to be missed.”
Discover the many cost-effective ways of advertising, increasing business and brand exposure.
We make every effort to ensure all information on this website is current and accurate and do not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies. All Trademarks, product names, company names and logos appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners. Please contact us if any information or details are incorrect or if you would like any information amended or removed from this website. Please check with the brewery/company first before acting upon any information given on this website. You must be of legal drinking age to use this site or enter any competitions that we may offer on our website or across social media. Beer Searcher is a trading name of Orca Logic Ltd.
Website & Digital Marketing by ORCA