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Brains Brewery confirm city centre move out

The Brains Brewery chimney looks set to stay. Credit: PA

Brains Brewery has confirmed that it's beer will no longer be brewed in the city centre and it's moving production to a new site on the edge of the city.

Production at the Pacific Business Park in the Tremorfa area is due to begin in early 2019.

John Rhys, Chairman of Brains, commented: “We are delighted to have secured our new home, which represents an exciting new chapter in our 135-year history of brewing and hospitality retailing from our Cardiff base.”

Plans for the development of the current Brains Brewery site on Crawshay Street in central Cardiff include a multi-storey car park, a 12-storey office block, a hotel and potentially a university campus.

The old brewery building and chimney look set to remain, Brains says it plans to develop a new venue within the existing brewhouse building which would encompass a pub, microbrewery and visitor attraction.

The new site for Brains Brewery. Credit: Brains Brewey