Heating at the brewery
The premises at Gloucester Brewery is open plan – essentially a renovated warehouse space that accommodates a bar, the customer seating area, a shop, a mezzanine level, and the all-important in-house brewery.
The ceiling is approximately 6 metres high, and therefore the space can become very cold – especially in the winter months.
We at EESI were tasked with designing a heating system that provided ample heating in line with the scale of the building, and the various activities that take place there. Due to the layout of the building, we also had to take noise and acoustics into account to ensure the system was not too loud for customers.
Our team designed a heat pump, that uses destratification to ensure that the heat is pushed down to where the customers are and will benefit from.
Cosmetically, our team needed to ensure that the unit looked in keeping with the building’s heritage. Therefore we opted for a matte black finish as an alternative to the aluminium finish we usually see, when heating systems are either used in industrial premises or are concealed behind boarding/ceiling fittings.
In times gone by, the Malthouse used cast iron grain shoots as part of the brewing process, and the heating unit we installed could arguably be seen as giving a little ‘nod’ to this part of the building’s brewing history.