I was told the Redruth Brewery site was open in August 2013 so I took the opportunity for a quick look see with Tracy and a bag of cameras.
The site had been used as a brewery as far back as 1742, and operated until 2004 when the company went into liquidation, the brewery was then closed in March of the same year.
Since then the area was heavily vandalised and had several major fires. In July 2014 work started on the site to facilitate a £1.7million regeneration project which is scheduled to be completed during 2015. The aim of the project is to turn the derelict site into an area of public spaces, workshops and houses. It will also be the home of a Cornish Archive Centre which will be called Kresen Kernow.
Whilst many of the building will require demolishing the long term aim is to preserve and restore as much of the historical site as possible.
The next few images are of the building frontage in the main yard. It must have been quite a mix of old and new architecture.
Many of the buildings on the Redruth Brewery site were unsafe. However we found some very interesting buildings which were open. Not missing the chance we dared to go inside. The results were ok but my flashgun equipment was elsewhere.