We are currently at construction stage of a new microbrewery and visitor centre. Caulfield Wright Architects are acting as Architect, Project Managers and Assigned Certifiers.
The Dublin Beer Factory is a new 2000 sqm Microbrewery & Visitor Centre within the existing Parnell Centre in Dublin city centre. It has been a design challenge to fit the brewing plant in a limited space but this will make the tour unique and all the more dramatic. The ambitious project sets a precedent of what can be achieved bringing an under-utilised building back into use.
The visitor experience allows the public to see a fully working brewery, not a stage set. The public will be able to see everything from the milling of the grains to the brewing process while walking on a first floor gantry. This threads through a double height space containing 6m high fermentation tanks. The kegging and bottling of the freshly brewed beer will be visible from the tasting bar at the end of the tour.
The sustainability of this project is enhanced by recycling waste heat from the brewhouse. The brewing kettles will also be illuminated and visible from the street. This with increased footfall will positively contribute to the public realm. This project is currently under construction with the fermentation tanks already in place. The visitor attraction will be open in a few months.