Pirate Life Brewery
Port Adelaide, South Australia
9 months (planning to handover)
ProManage was engaged by Carlton United Breweries, via a managing contractor-type delivery model to develop the design and lead the planning and approvals, procurement, construction, WHS management and delivery of the overall project. Led by Josh Smith as Project Manager, this bespoke commercial scale craft brewery was delivered using local contractors ahead of the stretch target schedule and under budget. The Project scope comprised a commercial scale brewery with a footprint over 7500m2, a 1500m2 office re-fit in addition to an architecturally designed, 300-person hospitality venue.
With a brewhouse build time of less than 3 months and the first beer packaged in under 4 months the project has been recognised as the fastest built brewery in the history of global brewing giant AB-Inbev. It is estimated the delivery methodology contributed to cost savings between six and seven million dollars in capital.
To achieve project success in a very tight timeframe, we co-located our project team to site which enabled us to directly influence and manage the planning, design, procurement and construction activities in parallel. We delivered exceptional results across all project elements with full control over construction, contracts and WHS management for the duration of the project.
The project included a sophisticated Krone’s brewhouse, cellar, canning and packaging line, high pressure gas fired steam boilers, reverse osmosis and trade waste and ammonia/glycol chiller plants. We managed the interface with all approval bodies and authorities to deliver new water, sewer and gas connections in addition to an augmentation of the site power supply infrastructure.