Prime opportunity at former Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent

22 04 20 advisory

Proposals for a mixed-use development welcome in designated regeneration area.


An opportunity has arisen to purchase a former Molson Coors Brewery in Burton-on-Trent and create a unique residential-led mixed-use development in the heart of the town. 

The 5.77-acre site in Station Street, is situated five minutes’ walk to either the town centre or Burton-on-Trent railway station, and includes significant features of interest including a keg fountain and large copper kettle.

Built in 1864 the brewery comprises of a red brick complex consisting of a mix of two to four storey buildings. The brewery was previously connected to the still active Molson Coors site across Station Street by an overhead bridge until the last brew took place in December 2017 and the buildings were decommissioned the following year. Two of the buildings on site are Grade II listed due to their architectural or historic interest.

The former brewery is part of the Borough Road Conservation area and has been earmarked to be part of the East Staffordshire Town Centre Regeneration programme, which includes plans for pedestrianising part of Station Street. 

Nick Hammond, director in the Advisory & Restructuring team at Colliers International, said: “This is an ideal opportunity to create a unique development in a location which is already primed for regeneration. The local authority is looking for high-quality residential-led proposals, which complements the heritage of the site, while also boosting the local economy with potential for units along Station Street. This site is a rare opportunity to make a significant investment in the area.”

A spokesperson for Molson Coors added: “We are working closely with the local authority and Colliers to ensure the right investment is secured to turn this historic site into a quality residential-led development. It is incredibly important to us that this site, which is an important part of our and Burton’s heritage, is developed in an appropriately sympathetic way and adds real value to our local community in Burton.”

Nearby Burton-on-Trent railway station offers regular cross-country trains, which call to Derby, Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham. East Midlands airport is also only 25 minutes away by car. 

To enquire about the site, including offers subject to planning permission, contact Nick Hammond at Colliers International on 0121 265 7587 or email nick.hammond@colliers.com.

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Nick Hammond

Head of Advisory & Restructuring

Birmingham

I am a Director and Head of the Advisory & Restructuring team at Colliers International, which provides real estate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency services to lenders, investors, business management teams and practitioners across all UK property sectors.

We specialise in providing effective, practical solutions to complex situations – integrating real estate valuation, strategy and disposal services with in-depth market knowledge to help key stakeholders assess value, identify opportunities, mitigate risk and release capital.

By working closely with the wider Colliers platform and local sector experts across core and alternative markets, we quickly adapt to and evaluate a wide range of property sectors and locations throughout the UK – including residential, retail, licensed & leisure, hotels, healthcare, automotive, office and industrial.

We are passionate about providing effective advisory and restructuring services to businesses, their lenders and investors – combining our restructuring experience with full-service real estate expertise to ensure that every project is delivered in a dynamic, tailored way to achieve consistent and efficient results.

My role includes: 

  • advising lenders and investors on non-performing loans and facility covenant breaches – acting consensually or via appointment as LPA / Fixed Charge Receiver; 
  • working with business and asset managers to help evaluate and reorganise real estate portfolios – including occupied estates, trading assets and investments; and
  • acting for financial consultants and Insolvency Practitioners to assist with corporate restructuring and insolvency – helping to assess value, mitigate risk and maximise returns.

I am a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer, APC Assessor and practicing LPA / Fixed Charge Receiver.

Having worked throughout the real estate cycle since 2007, I have a breadth and depth of experience in property valuation, lease advisory and restructuring.  Prior to this, I studied Real Estate Management and International Banking & Finance at Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Business School. I also have experience in sales and running a small business.

Outside of work, I enjoy keeping fit, spending time with family & friends and supporting local small & independent businesses, particularly in the food and leisure sectors.

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

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I have joined Colliers International after working for five years in local authority in-house communications roles, leading media and marketing in the environmental, licensing, regeneration and planning sectors. 

Prior to joining local authorities I worked for eight years' experience in journalism in north London reporting on a wide range of subjects including politics, crime, health and housing. For three and a half years I managed the team of reporters to produce nine weekly newspapers, a  monthly supplement and the newspapers' social media platforms.

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