As Wicked Weed Brewing has established themselves on the national craft beer scene, we have enjoyed helping them meet the architectural needs of their business. One of our first collaborations was to assist Wicked Weed Brewing with the tenant upfit renovation of their production facility located in Candler, NC. We renovated the existing 40,000 square-foot industrial metal building for use as a production brewhouse. The facility now houses a bottling line, mill room, testing lab, and hops storage room, along with production brewing and fermentation tanks, cooler storage, and open office space for work cubicles. We also added 800 square-feet for the mechanical boiler equipment and an electrical room, and designated secure exterior space for grain silos and chemical storage tanks.
We designed the offices, restrooms, and lab area to float as an independent structure within the larger building shell, so that it could eventually accommodate a mezzanine level for flexible work space and a tasting room. Soon after, we designed a 28,000 square-foot addition, including approximately 18,000 square-feet for warehouse storage and 10,000 square-feet for refrigerated cooler space.
With Wicked Weed Brewing’s continued growth, we have been tasked to design additional employee support space and a new customer bar, tasting room, and related spaces. The new design expands the existing office-lab area to include new employee locker rooms with showers and staff bathrooms, a new employee break room with kitchen facilities, an enlarged lab work area with a sensory tasting room, and a new visitor lobby with public restrooms on the main floor. The new mezzanine level includes a conference room, retails sales area, and office space, as well as tasting room and bar overlooking the production, bottling and brewhouse activities. Construction of this latest phase of work began in 2018 and will be completed soon.
General Contractor: Heritage Restoration and Construction
Structural Engineer: Medlock Engineering
MEP Engineer: T.E. Allend Engineering (Phase 1) and Sud Associates (Phase 1 and 3)
Civil Engineer: T.E. Allen Engineering