Matthew Mayvers, MD of Ulverston-based dealer Cater-Kwik, has updated locals on his separate venture to redevelop a local brewery site.
He was successful in a bid to buy derelict former Hartley’s brewery in Ulverston, with plans to turn it into gastropub or restaurant as well as a shop unit, plus refurbishing cottages and apartments on the site. The brewery has stood empty since it closed in 1991.
Posting on The Old Brewery’s Facebook page, Mayvers created a video walk-through of the construction site depicting current progress.
He said: “The structural work on the shop is more or less done, it needs tidying up a little bit.”
Mayvers reported that the application to demolish the joiner’s shop part of the building has been mired in red tape, adding: “Big thumbs up to South Lakeland District Council and especially to the building controller, they’ve been fantastic helping us out and getting all the paperwork in place.”
This has arrested progress on the exterior of the build, but his construction team have managed to remove some asbestos from the roof, with the tiling on most areas now completed. Windows and doors have been installed in many sections too.
Mayvers further detailed: “We are fitting the kitchens at the moment. This has all been plastered out and has been painted a first coat of magnolia. The flooring gets done in the next couple of weeks after the kitchens have gone in.”
Furthermore, the apartments are being plastered out and insulated floors are being laid, including the soundproof floor between apartments and the downstairs shop.
Mayvers detailed that the upcoming construction stage will see the joiner’s shop disappear in the next couple of weeks.