Camden Town Brewery
When Camden Town Brewery needed required the installation of a durable, slip and chemical resistant flooring solution with first-class drainage capabilities at its new production plant, it chose Kemtile.
Camden Town Brewery, London
Ceramic Flooring, Drainage Systems
Camden Town Brewery's move to a new build production facility enabled it to increase its capacity, which had become limited at its previous original location under the railway arch premises in Camden. At the new production plant, at Navigation Park in Enfield, the brewer will achieve an extended output and range made possible by its bigger canning and bottling line. The brewery is now able to make its full range of beers fridge-friendly, meeting market demand, both now and in the future.
The flooring specification
Kemtile recommended a combination of Kagetec ceramic floor tiling systems flooring systems to meet the varying requirements of different areas of the brewery. Its design plans saw the installation of 4000 square metres of tiling, some 400,000 Kagetec AR ceramic tiles. Kagetec BS was installed to the flat areas of floor due to its quick installation and high mechanical and load-bearing properties.
Due to its totally impervious substrate, making it ideal for these very wet areas, the Kagetec GFK system was specified for drainage areas. GFK installation combines vibration tiling with a plastic mesh reinforced epoxy adhesive layer between each tile and bedding to achieve one of the toughest floor finishes available.
Drainage at Camden Town Brewery was a key project focus and enabled Kemtile to truly showcase its sectoral experience and expertise. Initial design plans that featured substantial falls and minimal drainage were significantly altered by Kemtile to include a tremendous amount of long floor gulley Wiedemann-Technik stainless steel drains installed to falls. As a result, Kemtile installed 350 metres of stainless steel drainage channels from German manufacturers Wiedemann-Technik. Each was made-to-measure and welded in-situ for maximum durability to sustain constant wear and tear as a natural break in the floor's overall structure.
Kemtile returned to the site following the installation of the brewery's equipment and mezzanine floor, to amend and repair certain areas in line with the subsequent changes, and th ensure the flooring continued to meet the highest statndards of food safety.
Working in partnership with the brewery
Jasper Cuppaidge, founder of Camden Town Brewery, said: "We heavily researched hygienic flooring installers during the planning stages of the Enfield new build project and Kemtile’s experience and sectoral credentials immediately impressed us."
"We called Kemtile, discussed our requirements, and were confident to progress to site visits and specification. The quality of products and service provided by Kemtile throughout the four-month project period was second to none. The team then returned to the site once all of the equipment was installed to make any necessary repairs and ensure that the flooring design was amended to meet the highest standards of food safety and hygiene."
David Priest of Kemtile said: "Camden Town Brewery is the latest in a long line of projects within the sector and is yet another great brand to add to our credentials. It provided us with a whole host of challenges and opportunities, which enabled us to showcase our end-to-end project capabilities, bespoke approach and quality offering. We were obviously delighted to meet the brewery's exact requirements and to support its strategic growth plans."