The customer wanted to develop a commercially viable brewing operation in a brand new retail space they were developing below the Tyne bridge in Newcastle. The brewery was to compliment the other retail spaces which included a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, cocktail bar and hawkers market that would be opened to the public at weekends.
A major part of the deal between the client and the local council who provided the land was that there had to be an open venue with a brewhouse installed by the 29/06/18.
It was key to ensure that the equipment was aesthetically pleasing as the venue was finished both internally and externally to a very high standard and the equipment needed to further enhance this rather than detract from it.
The venue had to be open in June to take part in the great exhibition of the north. This was a stipulation by the local authority.
The client already operates an existing brewery under a separate brand and at a separate location. The purpose of this project was to sit along side their existing site and further bolster their product offering. While allowing them to have an in-house brand with beer brewed onsite.