Everards’ food & drink park a step closer

August 18, 2015

Above: An artist’s impression of Everards’ proposed food and drink park

Everards’ plan to build a food and drink park near its current brewery site at Fosse Park in Leicester is on track.

The owner of Fosse Park shopping centre, The Crown Estate, has reached a conditional agreement to buy Everards’ current 12.5 acre Castle Acres site so it can extend the shopping park.

Everards is still awaiting planning permission for its proposed state-of-the art food and drink park with modern brewery, but The Crown Estate agreement means there is some certainty over who would buy Everards’ existing site if planning consent is granted.

Stephen Gould, managing director of Everards Brewery, said: “This is an important step not only for The Crown Estate’s plans to extend Fosse Shopping Park, but also for Everards’ aspirations to create a state-of-the-art food and drink park. The sale of the Castle Acres site will allow us to reinvest in our business, reaffirming our commitment to creating jobs and growth in Leicestershire.”

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.