Former Mitchell’s of Lancaster, Brewery Lane, Lancaster | Property for sale | Savills
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Former Mitchell’s of LancasterBrewery Lane, Lancaster

  • Joint Sole Agent
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Significant city centre redevelopment opportunity.
  • Part of Lancaster’s Canal Quarter Masterplan area.
  • Site extends to approximately 2.7 acres (1.09 hectares)
  • Located in Lancaster city centre, close to the main retail shopping centre.

The former Mitchell’s of Lancaster Brewery site occupies the most centralised part of Lancaster’s recently adopted Canal Quarter Masterplan.

About this property

  • The property comprises two parcels of development land bisected by Brewery Lane, with the former Mitchell’s of Lancaster Brewery building forming a local landmark. The two sites extend to 1.39 acres (“West of Brewery Lane”) and 1.32 acres (“East of Brewery Lane”).

    More specifically, West of Brewery Lane comprises a range of existing buildings including warehouses, workshops, former office spaces and cottages. These range in age and current condition, with several parts now largely overgrown alongside natural deterioration of the buildings.

    East of Brewery Lane is the former brewery building itself and associated warehouses and workshops. The brewery building (known as the Malthouse) is Grade II Listed, however has had its internal floors removed historically. Assuming these were re-instated, the building could extend to some 17,600 sq ft, however the usual planning and listed building consents would need to be secured. Located immediately north of the Brewery Building is a warehouse that has been re-purposed to provide a leisure venue, known as Kanteena.

    The site benefits from direct access to St Leonard’s Gate through 137 St Leonard’s Gate and an existing ginnel, notwithstanding the larger yard attached to one of the warehouse properties. Otherwise, the site is accessible by main roads on all sides, namely Lodge Street to the north, Edward Street to the east, Moor Lane to the south and St Leonard’s Gate to the west.

The former Mitchell’s of Lancaster brewery site represents a prime redevelopment opportunity within Lancaster’s Canal Quarter Masterplan area.

Ed RooneyProperty agent

Local information

  • The site is located to the east of the city centre, towards the Lancaster Canal. Recently, the site was incorporated into the Council’s Canal Quarter masterplan and ultimately forms the gateway between the city centre and the proposed development area.
  • There are several existing landmarks in close proximity of the site, namely the Grand Theatre and The Dukes that are located immediately north and south of the site, and Dalton Square that is next to Lancaster Town Hall. The most central part of the site offers a gateway to the city centre from the Canal Quarter, with boundaries to St Leonard’s Gate and Moor Lane, converging towards St Nic’s Shopping Centre.

  • The site offers easy access to Caton Road, which connects directly to Junction 34 of the M6 motorway. Meanwhile Lancaster train station is approximately 0.5 miles to the west, close to Lancaster Castle, and Lancaster Bus Station is just 0.1 miles to the north west.

Additional information

  • Situated in the North West region, Lancaster is located approximately 20 miles north of Preston, 45 miles north of Liverpool and 45 miles north west of Manchester.

  • Lancaster is afforded good transport links via the M6 motorway – offering access north to the Lake District and Scotland, and south to Preston and onwards to Manchester. Lancaster train station is also located on the West Coast mainline and offers regular services to London, Scotland, Manchester and Leeds.

  • Lancaster University is a key institution in the city. The University placed in the top 15 in three separate UK league tables, and placed 122nd in the world out of 1,500 universities in the QS World Rankings. The city also offers easy access to seaside towns such as Morecambe with its delightful bay, and north to Lake District National Park. Kendal is some 20 miles to the north, Windermere some 30 miles to the north.