23rd Street Distillery

Project Name Client Expertise Year Location
23rd Street Distillery Black Bottle Distilling Pty Ltd Electrical, Fibre, Civil, Power Generation & UPS, Communications 2016 Renmark, SA
Builder Principal Consultant Services Consultant Quantity Surveyor Photographer
Centric Construct Walter Brooke Bestec David Sievers
Project Value : $6.6 million

Project Overview

The redevelopment of the Renmano Winery on the corner of Renmark Ave and 23rd St in Renmark has rejuvenated a historical building of important local architectural and historical importance. The building was originally built in 1914 for the Barossa based firm Chateau Tanunda with the design and construction of the building sparing no expense. When Chateau Tanunda fell on hard times, approximately 130 local fruit growers came together to purchase the property and form The Renmark Growers’ Distillery Company Limited. After years of success, this venture eventually came to an end in 2002.
In 2016 the Bickfords Group purchased the Black Bottle Brandy brand originally created by Thomas Hardy over 150 years ago, as well as the historic distillery. Now after a multi-million-dollar renovation, and the development of additional spirits distilled within the premises, the 23rd Street Distillery is listed as one of Australia’s top distilleries to visit by The Lonely Planet.

EDC were engaged to supply and install the various electrical and data requirements specified on this project. These included;

  • Architectural lighting to village green garden area, Cellar Door, Tasting cellar and Toilets.
  • EDC installed specialized Class 1 Zone 1 hazardous area light fittings, power outlets and cabling to the distillery areas to comply with the explosive and flammable nature of the distillery process.
  • EDC self-performed all the Civil, Comms, Electrical and Hazardous area works.

Some of the challenged involved with this project included;

  • Preparation and planning for the purchase and delivery of all materials and equipment being delivered to Renmark (being a remote location from Adelaide) to site and ahead of time.
  • working in around century old buildings that were very dilapidated and in a poor state of repair at the commencement of the project.

Even with such challenges to consider, EDC delivered this project successfully on time and on budget.