PROGRESS is being made on the transformation of a former brewery in Ulverston.

The new owner of the Old Brewery has provided an update on his ambitious plans to develop the derelict Hartley’s brewery in Brewery Street.

The brewery was snapped up by local businessman Matthew Mayvers, managing director of the Ulverston-based catering equipment supplier Caterkwik, in 2020 after remaining vacant for nearly 30 years.

The site has been touted for numerous developments over the decades since it was first shut in 1991.

The Mail: PROGRESS: Matthew Mayvers takes viewers on a tour around the former brewery in Ulverston which is undergoing a transformationPROGRESS: Matthew Mayvers takes viewers on a tour around the former brewery in Ulverston which is undergoing a transformation

Among them was Homes For Ulverston, a group of five Ulverstonians wanting to redevelop derelict sites, who aimed to convert the building into 37 affordable new homes.

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However, the site went to Mr Mayvers who told The Mail last year about his plans to breathe new life into the brewery, including creating new apartments, cottages, a pub and a shop.

He hopes the development will create employment and bring visitors to the area.

In a video shared to The Old Brewery page, Mr Mayvers takes viewers on a tour around the brewery site, revealing the progress made on the build so far.

The brewery owner shares that new windows have been put into the site, and the structural work on the shop has been finished, including a new slate roof and windows and doors installed.

The Mail:

The asbestos is also due to come off the roof and the four new build homes are soon to be erected on the site.

Mr Mayvers also shared in the video that the kitchens are being fitted in the building and the flooring is set to be completed over the next few weeks.

He praised the support of South Lakeland District Council in helping him through the development process.

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He said: “Big thumbs up to the SLDC and to the building control who have been fantastic helping us out, getting all the paperwork in place.

The Mail:

“It’s quite interesting how you approach this job, I’ve never done it before in such a built-up area.

“SLDC and building control have helped us all the way.

“It’s good to have support.”