Blue Projects has assisted Carlsberg with their new Braveheart brewery in Germany, by providing engineering, project management, construction management and vendor management services for the relocation of Holsten production facility from Hamburg’s Altona borough to the Hausbruch district, an industrial area, located south of the city. The project started in January 2018 and ended in June 2019, with the official opening of the new brewery taking place on November 4. The total investment value is estimated at €150 million.
The Holsten brewery was founded in 1879 and acquired by the Carlsberg Group in 2004. The company decided to move the brewery to a new location, after it became clear that the Altona site was no longer fit for industrial beer production. Hundreds of trucks were driving to the brewery each day, severely impacting the inner-city traffic.
In its new location, the brewery has an estimated footprint of 56,900 sqm – with a building area of 24,500 sqm – and a production capacity of 100 million liters per year, equivalent to approximately 1 million bottles every day. The two filling systems can produce 60,000 bottles (180 barrels) per hour. Up to 100 trucks will be loaded daily, without affecting the city traffic.
An urban redevelopment project is planned for the former site of the brewery, where new housing units, shopping centers and schools will be built in the near future.