Pirate Life Brewery, Port Adelaide
Carlton United Breweries

4 taps set in a 22-yard bar
8 million litres of beer annually
22 feet of shuffleboard

TSA (as ProManage) was engaged by Carlton United Breweries, via a managing contractor-type delivery model to develop the design and lead the procurement, construction and delivery of the overall project.   Led by Senior Project Manager Josh Smith, this bespoke commercial scale craft brewery was delivered using local contractors ahead of the stretch target schedule and 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 brewery build time of less than 3 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 saved between six to seven million dollars in capital cost.

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

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  • 8

    Million litres of beer

  • 22

    Feet of shuffleboard