Molson Coors Completes Maltings Tower Demolition

Molson Coors UK has completed the demolition stage of the obsolete maltings facilities at its Burton brewery. The site has now been cleared to make space for a new state of the art energy centre*.

During the 120 day exercise a total of 16,000 tonnes of rubble and approximately 1500 tons steel was removed from the site. The majority of waste (98%) from the demolition process has been reused on site or recycled as part of other Midlands based building projects.

Jeremy Derbyshire, General Manager at Molson Coors’ Burton Brewery comments on the latest stage of the brewery’s redevelopment, he said:

“We are pleased that the ‘nibbling’ process of the maltings tower has gone smoothly and we are now looking forward to moving ahead with the next stage.

“Outline plans are underway for our new energy centre and we expect, subject to planning permission, that work will begin in the autumn. During the summer we will again be consulting with the community throughout the planning permission process.

“We are also making progress in other redevelopment areas for 2012 including an innovative new canning facility to meet evolving customer and consumer needs.”

The nibbling of the tower is part of a multi-year redevelopment programme in which Molson Coors has increased capital investment into its brewery network by an additional £15 million a year over five years, with the majority of this investment being spent in Burton.

A leaflet is available from Molson Coors regarding the redevelopment programme – to receive a copy please email

*subject to planning permission


Notes to Editors:

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About Molson Coors Brewing Company
Molson Coors Brewing Company is a leading global brewer delivering extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Blue Moon, and Keystone Light across North America, Europe and Asia. It operates in Canada through Molson Coors Canada; in the U.S. through MillerCoors; and in the U.K. and Ireland through Molson Coors (UK). For more information on Molson Coors Brewing Company and our portfolio of brands, visit the company's website,

In the UK, Molson Coors has over 2,300 employees and breweries in Burton on Trent, Tadcaster, Alton, as well as the Sharp’s brewery in Rock, Cornwall. It has a market share of almost 20% of the UK beer market. Our portfolio includes Carling, the UK's best selling lager for three decades, Coors Light, Grolsch, Worthington's, Caffrey's, Cobra, Corona, Doom Bar, Singha and a range of speciality beers.

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