Yards Ahead

Rugby World Cup 09

The Old Brewey mashed its last beer in September 1999. But the buildings around it did not fall silent.

There was a rousing send-off, a last celebration in the brewey when the yard was converted into huge sporting venue with giant screens to watch the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Then the developers moved in, with ambitious plans to create an impressive complex of shops, restaurants, offices and apartments.