The Curious Brewery Ashford

Promoted as the “modern cathedral of brewing”, Sweco were thrilled to be offered the opportunity to work in conjunction with Guy Hollaway Architects in the complex design of a new state of the art brewery located on the doorstep of our Ashford office.


Client: Chapel Down Group plc

Service: Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning, Building Standards

Main Contractor: Jenner (Contractors)

Architect: Guy Hollaway Architects


In an exciting combination, the brewery performs as not only a functioning brewhouse that aims to quadruple the productive harvest for the Chapel Down franchise, but also as a fully immersive customer experience where site tours and associated restaurant/bar facilities are available to sample the yields of the site.


As the development offers and compounds so many forms of commercial usage, the design process was intricate and presented a welcome challenge for our teams.

We were enlisted to produce a detailed civil, structural and building services design as well as carry out building control services, and the project saw Sweco successfully showcase the multidisciplinary service that we are renowned for.