The Newstead Brewing Company is expanding their operations to the west side of Brisbane – to the sometimes fragrant home suburb of Queensland brewing – Milton. The new Castlemaine St (yes Castlemaine St) operations will complement the current brew house and bar restaurant in Newstead, with a new:
– 1,700m2 brew house
– bar and restaurant
– function room
– street front terrace (directly opposite Suncorp Stadium)
– beer garden (our favourite kind of garden)
Our commission sees us engaging our high quality multi discipline team to offer both structural and civil services to a tricky commercial refurbishment. The existing 3,000m2 GFA building is over 2 stories. The post-tensioned slabs and precast walls are supported by piles up to 18m long.
Significant investigation and analysis of existing structure was required to confirm as-built condition and bearing loads. New foundations and plinths were required to support the significant wet-weight from brewing vats and other vessels up to 12 tonne each. The new foundations have been punched down between existing post-tension strands.
Reconfigured and increased hydraulic services demands to the change of use has necessitated new water and sewerage connections, with BE Collective performing the role of Queensland Urban Utilities Endorsed Consultant.
Construction started 15th August 2016. The BE Collective team will be in frequent attendance during the build and long past the first beer is pulled from the taps.