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HKR Architects & Ellier Developments get go-ahead for Grays Brewery, Chelmsford

15 Dec 2008

The London office of HKR Architects, the multi-award winning architecture and design practice, has been given the go-ahead by planners for a 10,000 sq ft change-of-use and listed-building consent for Ellier Developments at Grays Brewery in Chelmsford, Essex.

Grays Brewery

Located off Springfield Road, near to the River Chelmer, the development is at the heart of Chelmsford within the primary retail and conservation area of the market town – named by the Channel 4 TV programme ‘Location, Location, Location’ as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK. The property overlooks a courtyard, also overlooked by NEXT and neighbouring units are occupied by Debenhams, Laura Ashley and the Early Learning Centre.

The Grade II listed building will change from shops (A1) to cafes and restaurants (A3) enlivening the space and increasing footfall. The proposed restaurant will retain the historical features of No 7 Grays Brewery – which dates from the 19th Century – with frontage access as well as high-quality urban realm providing vitality and viability, regenerating the area throughout the day and into the evening for alfresco dining and leisure activities.

The existing courtyard will be utilised so that it becomes a destination venue for both the local community and visitors alike. Improvements to the frontage – landscaping and seating – will create an informal café society environment, particularly over the summer months, enhancing the appearance and the character of the location.

Dara O’Flaherty of Ellier Developments said: "We believe that the immense character of the building will create a unique atmosphere and distinctive backdrop for any restaurant or café."
Daniel Adeshile, lead architect from HKR commented: "The design promotes a contemporary aesthetic while respecting the historical heritage of the building."

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