We purchased this site from Graham Penny Auctioneers, having closed as a welfare 5 years previously the site was being used by the local sports teams as a changing facility, however after fundraising they had a new sports pavilion to be built, rendering the former miners welfare redundant. Despite the local council being happy for the buildings to be developed we put in a new planning application which made better use of the site.
The larger upstairs spaces gave the four properties an exceptionally generous amount of space. The build was particularly challenging over the long 2012/13 winter which saw snow in April. The team were working outside for nearly all this time. 3 of the 4 homes sold over asking price as local people realised the quality and value of the properties. The original welsh slate roof was relayed and gray uPVC windows used to add to an industrial look. The properties were named after the Shipstone Brewery in Nottingham which previously supplied the Beer.