Apartment and homes plan for home of Kettering brewery and leather goods factory

Plans to build apartments and homes at the home of a micro brewery in Kettering have been submitted to Kettering Council (pictured)
Plans to build apartments and homes at the home of a micro brewery in Kettering have been submitted to Kettering Council (pictured)

A former Kettering leather goods factory site which is the home of a popular town brewery could be converted into nine apartments and five homes according to plans lodged with the borough council.

The former Corium Leather Co Ltd factory, based in Durban Road, is currently the home of the independent Potbelly Brewery.

However, according to the planning documents the brewery owners have said they are looking for a new home for the business and that most of the former factory site is disused.

The scheme has been submitted by the Corium Leather Retirement Benefits Scheme and Kettering Council is aiming to make a decision before June 16.

In the planning documents, the agents RDC Consultants say: “The change of use of the site from industrial to residential will make for a more pleasant environment for the local residents, leading to less disturbance from delivery lorries and less on street parking from employees.”

The Potbelly Brewery opened in 2005 and has won a number of awards.

It was founded by Toni Hooper and Glenn Morris. Last month, the brewery said Toni and Glenn had taken early retirment and new directors had stepped in.

According to the plans, the existing factory building which fronts onto Durban Road will be converted into nine apartments.

Buildings at the rear of the site will be demolished to make way for five two-storey homes.