6 October 2017
A rare development in York up for national awards following recent success
A DEVELOPMENT that transformed an historic industrial building in York into houses has won a third top award. Clementhorpe Maltings, a Grade II listed 19th century malthouse, has been converted into six townhouses with some of the historic industrial artefacts on show. The building which had lain empty since the 1960s, has won Best Creative Re-use of an Industrial Building 2017 award from the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA). The coordinator for the award, Amber Patrick, is a malting buildings specialist whose report persuaded English Heritage to list the building in 2001. Malthouse artefacts, including a double-bucket elevator, a large grain hopper, a grain-dressing machine, a cast iron steep and the kiln furnace for curing the malt were salvaged and restored with help from the AIA and are in a special display area at the property’s communal entrance. Northminster managing director, George Burgess, said: “It is a real thrill for the whole team that our commitment is recognised by other professionals. We are delighted to add this latest award to those from the RICS in the spring and are keeping our fingers crossed for the national award judging in November.”
LHL Group director, Richard Hampshire, said: “The Clementhorpe Maltings refurbishment was challenging but made exciting by the vision Northminster Ltd and COG Architecture had created for the property and it is very rewarding to have this recognised by a third award.”
Tadcaster Tower Brewery Company, which was formed in 1882 with the amalgamation of three local breweries, is known to have used the 10,000 sq ft malthouse from 1895 until the late 1950s.
Having won the Residential and Building Conservation categories of the RICS Yorkshire and Humber Awards, next month the development will compete for national titles. This article is courtesy of The Press, please visit their website for more local news.