Brewery by famed architect up for sale

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AN ICONIC brewery building that was designed by a famous Hucknall architect has gone up for sale.

The Home Ales site at the junction of Mansfield Road and Sir John Robinson Way in Daybrook was the brainchild of Thomas Cecil Howitt and was built in the 1930s.

Brewing stopped there in 1996 and Notts County Council bought the building in 1999 at a cost of £1.7 million.

But the council is to leave the premises as part of widespread cost-cutting as the building costs £400,000 a year to run.

It has been used as the base for a number of departments, including culture and adults social care, which is headed by Coun Kevin Rostance (Con), of Hucknall.

Workers will be transferred from the grade-two listed site to other council bases once a buyer is found.