Client: Molson Coors Europe
Main Contractor: Caddick Construction
Location: Burton upon Trent
Application: Beer processing area
The UK’s second largest brewer, Molson Coors Europe is the leading brewer in Central Europe with three breweries in England as well as brewing locations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company’s rich product portfolio includes premium brands like Stella Artois, Becks and Lowenbrau.
Brewing is an important part of Britain’s manufacturing base, and it has long been part of Molson Coors strategy to invest continuously in its breweries in the UK. At the company’s Burton Brewery, the construction of a new beer processing facility has concentrated activities associated with beer processing into one efficient location, which also includes offices, laboratory and workshop.
Constructed as a new build within the existing site, the new beer processing area called for a wide range of mechanical services to facilitate the planned operations. Specialist mechanical contractors from Mitton designed and completed a comprehensive range of purpose-designed services including the installation and commissioning of low pressure hot water heating, hot and cold water, sanitary ware, above ground drainage and general ventilation. With sustainability an important issue for Molson Coors worldwide, energy efficiency was a vital consideration in all areas.
Process-specific installations included specific extract ventilation, steam and condensate services, automatic controls and associated electrical works. The project also called for thermal insulation and CO2 detection systems.
With the entire project set to deliver within tight timescales, inter-trade activities presented a number of challenges for the Mitton team. The contract programme called for communications between mechanical contractors and process installers during the fit-out to ensure optimum levels of cooperation and efficiency.
The project was completed on time and to budget in mid 2015, and the facility is now in use, enabling increased production accommodation and associated vessel installations.