Construction of a new brewery and visitor site for British brewery Beavertown has commenced at Enfield Distribution Park.
The facility known as ‘Beaverworld’ is described by the Owner and Founder Logan Plant [son of Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plan] as a ‘funfair of fermentation and good times’.
Having been responsible for the masterplanning of the overall Distribution Park development, UMC Architects have been appointed by Graftongate and Aberdeen Asset Management to deliver the detailed design of the scheme and support Main Contractor Readie Construction through to completion of the project which is due in early 2020.
The purpose built facility offers a total footprint of 129,670sqft and comprises space for a brewhouse, packaging operations, warehouse, logistics hub, offices and visitor centre. Once complete, the automated facility will have the capacity to fill up to 30,000cans per hour.
The scheme also incorporates a 12,000sqft visitor centre comprising of a main taproom space which is designed to allow visual connectivity with full length view of the brewery along with a small professional kitchen that will be available for food traders and external caterers to have a pop-up servery.
Early engagement with the Occupier has allowed a collaborative design approach to be employed from inception and ensures that the project delivers on the concept vision presented by Beavertown.