Founded 600 years ago by the Hashimoto family in Osaka, the Dojima Sake Brewery has been brought to the UK within the historic grounds of Fordham Abbey in Ely Cambridge. The first of its kind in the UK.
Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made of fermented rice. The building design is of a barn like structure which houses the different processes involved with Sake brewing including the washing, steaming, koji mixing, fermentation and storage tanks and finally bottling. A visitor area and café are accommodated at the rear. The architecture includes windows and rooflights to give an abundance of daylight and natural ventilation ensures that the process rooms achieve good environmental performance.
CBG were appointed as M&E consultants for the project which included the building environmental design, process and production services and the major infrastructure upgrades to the site.