A photograph of a five-storey brick mill
The Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. © Historic England

About us

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is the grandparent of skyscrapers – a piece of Britain’s industrial past that changed the world and a source of local pride.

Historic sites like this are irreplaceable. The internationally significant Flaxmill Maltings is being sustainably restored and showcases the importance of regenerating and saving our built heritage and the many social, economic and environmental benefits it can bring to local places and communities.

When open, the revitalised Flaxmill Maltings will be welcoming and accessible to all and the stories and experiences from its past openly shared. 

The spirit of innovation and collaboration which brought this place to life in 1797 will continue through the enjoyment and experiences of the people who work, volunteer, visit, learn and live here, who all have an essential part to play in ensuring that this site thrives for decades to come.

The revitalised site will become a visitor destination and learning and enterprise quarter for Shrewsbury. Adapted for a third century of use, Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings will include high quality working spaces, a café, a visitor experience, new housing and more.

Read more about the history of the Flaxmill Maltings, the restoration, future plans and the partners in the story section.

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We need your help to maintain, restore and bring the Flaxmill Maltings buildings back to life.

A photograph of an ornate iron flower and frame.
Detail view of the restored coronet on the Jubilee Tower. © Historic England