Meantime Brewery was founded in 2002 in Greenwich, London. The company is now one of the UK’s largest craft brewers and still continues to make its beers in the same way, having built a state-of-the-art brewery in 2010.
Following exponential sales growth, Meantime Brewing needed to double its production, so they asked a Hi-Level distributor to investigate installing a mezzanine floor to increase capacity at their brewery.
The distributor, together with Hi-Level, consulted with Meantime Brewing to came up with an optimum design that took into account the unique requirements and challenges posed by the site.
The main challenge was the client’s programme for the refit of the brewery which involved relocation of the bottle and keg filling lines and the fit out for additional brewing tanks in an adjacent building. It also entailed the inclusion of a new sloped concrete and tiled floor to facilitate drainage of liquids into central drainage gullies.
As the fit out already had a tight program scheduled, which meant interruption to the client’s production for a period, the mezzanine build had to fit into key stages of the whole project.
This entailed initially building the mezzanine frame to enable the new concrete floor to be laid over the baseplates of the mezzanine (which needed to be sat on a level slab), then part of the frame was removed to allow access to install the large brewing tanks. This was achieved by designing sleeved removable mezzanine columns, leaving the lower mezzanine column sections in situ buried in the new slab.
Further key stages of the build entailed phased installation of the remaining mezzanine parts to fit in with the relocation of the production machinery.
The mezzanine floor provided Meantime Brewery with an additional 214 square metres storage space.
It was imperative that there were no delays that might hold up brewery production. Hi-Level and their distributor completed the project both within the strict deadline and within budget.
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