Construction work is progressing on the Brisbane South Bank site of the new James Squire microbrewery.
The project is being carried out for clients Lion Co and Mantle Group, with the design being developed collaboratively between Collins and Turner and Brisbane architects Baber Studio.
The 1400sqm+ venue will house a series of dramatic and contrasting spaces that reflect in an abstract way the story of James Squire – Australia’s first master brewer, including an on-site microbrewery, restaurant, function spaces and external terraces.
New works at the Grey Street site contrast the semi-industrial and concrete qualities of the retail shell with new elements and surfaces in locally sourced spotted gum, blackened timber, amber glass, and a range of textured and contrasting metallic finishes such as raw black steel, zinc, and beaten copper.
The project is due for completion in Q3 2014.