Robinsons Brewery Announce Relocation From Stockport Town Centre
Robinsons Brewery have today announced they will be relocating from their historic town centre site on Hillgate. The move, hopefully by 2025, will allow the business to perform more efficiently as all operations will take place at the already active Bredbury site.
The Brewer will be investing 12 million pounds into the current Bredbury site “which will see the installation of a new brewhouse, together with up-to-date, purpose built office accommodation”. This will will mean for the first time since 1949 brewing, kegging, logistics and other business related practices will be housed at the same site. This has been a long standing ambition for the Robinsons family.
Robinson Brewery have said regarding the move “It will be a wrench. The business has a long history in the town centre and we are very respectful of the company’s role in the Lower Hillgate area. But the economic and logistical limitations of the site were impossible to ignore. Moving everything under one roof gives us the ability to provide a more modern, flexible and greener brewing and packaging operation, while reflecting the company’s heritage.”
The positive news is the family envisage there will be no compulsory job losses due to the move and as one of Stockport’s biggest employers this is incredibly important to them and the town.
It is clear a new chapter awaits from the Iconic Stockport brewery but the question on all our minds is what will happen to the current site? It is historically important to the town and represents our history. We have been saying for ages… It would be great for a rooftop bar at the top of the tower – maybe now it could become a reality!