Carlsberg has confirmed that brewery closures in Europe are on the cards due to the decline in beer consumption, adding it is using a recently closed local site to build "a new city".

Speaking to just-drinks today (9 November) a spokesperson for the company said: "There have been no decisions in terms of which ones will close, but we have them on the agenda."

"The beer market in Europe is stable or declining. People in Western Europe don't want to increase their beer consumption, as a result of that, we will have to close some down," the spokesperson said.

Carlsberg also plans to redevelop its site in Valby in Denmark and turn it into "a new city".

The spokesperson added: "Rather than live in one place and work in another, we would like it to be a place where people can live and work and will use great architecture and be part of a community. We shall be calling it 'Our City'."