Brewery planned for Bath and West Showground site

Clarkebond are providing pre-planning geotechnical, Transportation, civil and structural engineering services to support a planning application for a new £4.4m purpose-built 5000m2 ‘craft’ brewery and restaurant on part of the site of the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

Somerset's Wild Beer Co is pushing ahead with the plans following a successful initiative to raise money through crowdfunding which has already exceeded its £1m target.

The new facility will include a production brewery, capable of producing over 12,000,000 litres per year, as well as a visitor centre featuring a large bar, restaurant, conference facilities, shop fermentation hall, gardens and a children’s play area.

It is proposed that the project will include a number of sustainable building features to support the objective to create a very energy efficient building and operation.  Glued laminated timber, green roof, anaerobic digestion, photo voltaic panels are all being considered.

Architect: Connolly Wellingham