Cains Brewery village Falconer Chester Hall

Million sq ft regeneration scheme seeks planning approval

FCH have developed plans on behalf of Liverpool’s Cains Brewery which would see it transformed into a 1 million square feet-plus development dedicated to tourism, leisure and retail in a project which would secure the city’s iconic beer brand and grade II listed brewery for generations to come.

Our client Brewery Village Ltd are looking to develop the site and restore the existing brewery into an international visitor destination and increase the amount of Cains beers brewed at the site.

The plans would see the restoration of the brewery building to its former glory, housing the new Cains brewery and visitor centre with a spectacular ‘Sky Bar’ which would offer views over the city and the River Mersey. In addition the building would house a 94 room boutique hotel, courtyard bistro bar & restaurants and a large open plan retail hall for artisan food producers to make and sell their produce on site. There would also be a designer retail market for independent fashion businesses and function rooms. The existing historic Brewery Tap pub would be restored and retained. Completing the mix are proposals for a four-screen independent art-house cinema, separate food store, health / beauty and fitness centre, 725 high quality homes and 500-plus car parking spaces.

We are pleased that English Heritage are supporting the plans, which it described as ‘a constructive way of finding a new use for some otherwise challenging, nationally significant buildings’.

Sudarghara Dusanj, Managing Director of Cains, said: “We want to create a major new tourism and leisure asset for the city which would secure the future of the Cains beer brand and the grade II listed brewery for decades to come. Cities like Manchester and Newcastle have been unable to save their traditional breweries but we know this scheme will ensure Liverpool has a thriving and historic brewery building for future generations.”