Creation of a modern brewing facility with a traditional appearance

The client had planning permission for a single storey building which did not meet the their requirements, Atkinson Builders Ltd worked with the client to develop a building to house the new brewery equipment and obtained the necessary Planning and Building Regulation approvals prior to the building work starting.


Date Commenced May 2015

Date Completed December 2015

Designed In House by Atkinson Builders Ltd

The site is in the North York Moors National Park, this meant that a traditional appearance had to be achieved, even though a commercial building was required, coloured rendered walls and a natural clay pantile roof had to be used to satisfy the planning conditions.

A steel portal frame was chosen to allow the full apex of the roof to be used, this meant that a structural insulated deck had to be fixed to the steel frame prior to the clay pantiles being fitted.

The brewing process has to comply with food industry standard regulations this required hygienic finishes to be provided for the internal surfaces, a resin floor was applied by a specialist sub-contractor, laid to fall to a central stainless steel drain channel, to cope with the regular washing down, fork lift truck movements and the weight of the brewing equipment.

A white hygienic cladding system was applied, full height, to the internal walls of the brewery hall to aid the cleaning process. A laboratory facility and malt store were constructed as annexes to the main brewing hall.


Front elevation of the finished building with the malt store on the left hand end of the brewing hall. Landscaping works will be completed by others.


Brewing hall showing the brewing vessels and mash tun in place


Brewing hall from the opposite end showing the hygienic finishes


The Steel frame of the Brewing Hall takes shape