Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Shropshire. View of the main mill which is the first iron framed building in the world and dubbed the 'father of all skyscrapers' © Historic England DP026477 cropped Explore our images

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Just over 220 years ago, the last bricks were laid on an extraordinary building in Shropshire that would change our city skies forever.

Derelict for many years, we are now working with partners to save and restore this remarkable piece of the industrial revolution, and make it a place that everyone can be proud to live, work and play in.

Supported by

Historic England
Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings
Shropshire Council
ERDF
Heritage Fund
The Marches
Midlands Engine
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation logo
Logo text: Foyle Foundation
Company crest for the Ironmongers' Company. Moto reads: ASSHER DURE
Logo text: The Pilgrim Trust
Text reads: The Walker Trust
Logo for William A Cadbury Charitable Trust
Logo text reads: The Wolfson Foundation
Logo text reads: Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants. Crest moto reads: STAT FORTUNA DOMUS
Worshipful Company of Engineers crest. Moto reads: CERTARE INGENIO