Project: Charles Wells Brewery Bedford
Client: Clegg Group
Architect: Brownhill Hayward Brown Chartered Architects
Product: 200mm Elliptical Louvre Brise Soleil System
Project Sum: £13m
Two Point Seven Facades Ltd provided a full turn-key package. We performed the design, manufacture, and installation of an aluminium brise soleil system. Providing shading to the brand-new award-winning Wells & Co brewery, Charles Wells Brewery, providing solar shading reducing passive solar heat gains.
Situated on the outskirts of Bedford, just of the A6 by Clapham, the new brewery will be home to Bedford pub chain Wells & Co. who have been trading for over 140 years and own more than 200 pubs across England and France. Wells & Co. have been looking to establish a permanent base in Bedford after the sale of the long-standing site ‘The Eagle Brewery’. Operations began at ‘The Eagle Brewery’ in 1976, but Wells & Co. sold this to Marston’s in May 2017 FOR £55m.
The new 30,000 hectolitre brewery will include a visitors’ centre for tours of the brewery, an on-site pub and a venue for music and other events. The location is critical and chosen because of access to major roads and the new building is built on top of what was the brewery where the company brewed their first beer back in 1902.
External Works – Brise Soleil
Two Point Seven Facades specified the use of our 200mm extruded aluminium elliptical aerofoil, set at 260mm pitch and projecting 2400mm over a course of 10 aerofoils. The systems formed a continuous canopy along the south elevation in its entirety. The aerofoils are connected to steel discreetly using aluminium profiled winged end plates.