Stovin Bradford Conference – Serviced Offices Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

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The Stovin Bradford Conference Suite is located on the third floor of the 1907 Victorian Brewhouse (formerly Mansfield Brewery) – now making it! discovery Centre.

The brewhouse fell into disrepair from 1984 when Mansfield Brewery vacated the premises and moved to the newly built brewhouse at the top of the yard.  The premises were bought by The Making it Industrial Heritage Trust Limited in 1996 who set about converting the ground floor into a Brewing gallery, telling the story of brewing.

The brewing gallery opened in 1998 and stayed open until 2000 when the Trust managed to secure approx.  £4m (50% Lottery grant) to convert the upper three floors of the building into what became the Making it! discovery Centre.

The conference facilities commenced in Chadburn House in 1996 and moved to the Making it! centre in 2006 and were renamed The Stovin Bradford Conference Suite.
Stovin Bradford was the well-respected architect who designed many breweries during the turn of the 20th century, including the Mansfield Brewery building – he was a man of practical experience and foresight and all his breweries were crowned by his trade mark of a decorative railed parapet with a flagpole – this splendid example of architecture is very much in evidence at Mansfield and has remained for over 100 years.

The conference suite rooms are named after the original three partners of the brewery – Baily, Hague & Watson and pictures of brewery life make interesting conversation during refreshment breaks.

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