Shambles Brewery




Shambles Brewery


The creation of three mates who had a dream about making beautiful beer, this enterprise belies its title. The architects, Room11, were briefed to ‘spend any money left over from brewing equipment’ on architecture. Room11 has adapted the former butchery, using a tough, simple palette of steel, blocks and black paint. At the street frontage, tables are set adjacent to the main bar where a redundant refrigeration unit has been repurposed as a container for firewood.

A service core features screens of fenestrated blockwork, creating a light play within the interior. Within the wall, cantilevered blocks perform the roles of tables, with the appearance of waiting expectantly for glasses of beer.

Beyond the core, the brewing equipment creates a spectacular backdrop for a monumental communal table. The theatre of technical brewing equipment and deployment of simple, honest materials creates a robust interior suitable for the significant demands of hospitality use.



Practice Team

Project architect – Nathan Crump

Design architect – Thomas Bailey

Design architect – Ryan Cawthorn

Graduate of architecture – Ryan Tubby

Graduate of architecture – Paul Kaiser

Graduate of architecture – Megan Baynes


Principal builder – Jonathon Tew

Builder – Elevate Building Tasmania

Photographers – Ben Hosking and Andrew Knott




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