Planning documents submitted to Harrogate Borough Council proposed the conversion of the left hand side of Unit H5 Fifth Avenue, Hornbeam Park to facilitate the relocation and continued expansion of the brewer.
Roosters has proposed that about 83% of the floor space in the unit should be allocated to brewery production and cold storage. Further plans include construction of a mezzanine level above part of the ground floor to accommodate additional storage above the cold store.
‘Growth impossible at current site’
In a letter sent to the council, director Ian Fozard said: “The brewery has expanded production significantly in recent years including the purchase of our own packaging line but has now reached the stage where further growth is impossible on the current site.
“We have identified the above site as one which is ideal for us to help further grow our business and, in addition, to provide an on -site “taproom” which will help showcase our products to customers.”
The taproom is confined to a small area of floor space at ground floor and will be accessed through the separate existing entrance in the front of the premises.
Run in conjunction
An outside seated area was also proposed for customers when weather permits. While the subject of a separate licence, the taproom will be attached to and run in conjunction with the brewery.
“We would take the opportunity to invest in new production plant as part of this move and to offer new employment opportunities as our business develops,” added Fozard.
Meanwhile, organic beer maker Stroud has launched a £300,000 crowdfunding campaign to enable it to kit out a new brewery and bar.
Stroud Brewery plans to move into a new facility in Thrupp, just outside Stroud, this autumn.