The Wild Rose Brewery project is a perfect example of Ledcor’s collaborative abilities. When we were asked to manage construction of the new brewery in Calgary, Alberta, the lease on the existing facility was set to expire within the year. The project was still in the design phase, so we knew we were dealing with a tight schedule.
The project started in July 2013. Ledcor provided pre-construction and construction management services for this 40,000 ft2 new production facility. The new brewery anticipates increasing the production level from 20,000-keg to 80,000-keg capacity to meet a growing demand in the craft beer market. The space has also been designed for future development to accommodate event/banquet rooms.
Extensive coordination with the owner’s specialty equipment suppliers and the mechanical consultants were the key factors in the successful delivery of the project within the allotted five-month schedule.
Efficiency, planning, and communication were all fundamental to the success of this project, which, according to Bill McKenzie, Wild Rose Brewery President CEO, “wouldn’t have been built on schedule or budget without the Ledcor team.”