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£12.8m grant for derelict mill

The world's first iron-framed building has won a £12.8 million lottery grant for redevelopment. The Flax Mill Maltings in Shrewsbury, which has been derelict for 30 years, will be restored and turned into a visitor attraction.

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Redevelopment plans for the Shrewsbury Flax Mill

A historic Mill in Shrewsbury will be one of six projects across the UK to be redeveloped with a lottery grant, to improve the UK's heritage tourism industry.

Ouline of the proposed area of development of Phase 1 of the Flax Mill Maltings Project Credit: Flax Mill Maltings

The Flax Mill Maltings, which has been run by English Heritage since 2005, consists of seven listed buildings including the iron-framed Main Mill.

Showing the proposed end users within the entire site Credit: Flax Mill Maltings/Axonmetric

Since 1797, the site was a flax mill until it became a maltings from 1897.

The site was closed in 1987, and has remained derelict for the past 30 years, it will be opened to the public in 2016.

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