Thorpe Maltings, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

Planning and Listed Building consents have been granted for the redevelopment of the derelict maltings buildings and former pub in Thorpe le Soken, Essex. 

The residential strategy for the Maltings area is focused around creating a great place for people to live, whilst respecting, rebuilding and repairing the disused and derelict heritage buildings. The excellent train links and nearby local amenities of Thorpe-le-Soken are suited to residential use and this unique site offers the opportunity to provide much needed new housing in a sustainable brownfield location. The site will become an appropriate gateway to Thorpe-le-Soken village and the wider area. 

Thorpe Maltings were constructed between 1874 and 1878 by Free Rodway Ltd. Malting No.1, to the east of the complex, was used to produce pale malt. Malting No. 2, to the west of the range, was used for the manufacture of crystal malt. The Malting building was listed Grade II in 1998.

The  King Edward VII Former public house was built in 1901, the year of King Edward VII’s coronation. Following closure of the pub, the building was used for storage, packing of ‘vegetarian’ pet foods and three flats, with the land to the west used for the storage of scrap wrecked cars which were traded. The area to the east was used for occasional parking and storage.