Coopers has broken the soil on its brand new $50m home development, which will include a whisky distillery, with construction expected to be completed around May 2024.
An official sod-turning event marked the start of the construction, which will also include a restaurant and bar, dedicated tasting room and microbrewery.
Following a competitive tender process, Coopers has appointed Australian construction company Built to deliver the new development.
Coopers Brewery Managing Director Dr Tim Cooper said the public response to the development, which was announced in April this year, has been overwhelmingly positive.
“This is an exciting expansion for Coopers, and represents a significant investment for the company, with an emphasis on maximising Australian input throughout the process,” Dr Cooper said.
“As a proud Australian company, we hope to create a welcoming experience for local, national and international visitors, while positioning our brewery for the future.
“The feedback we’ve received from Coopers fans near and far is gratifying and their vote of confidence in this major investment is much appreciated.
“Today marks a major milestone and our team is excited to see our vision start to become a reality.
“We look forward to working with Built and all our project partners to deliver a highly unique and immersive facility.”
Built General Manager, SA, Chris Bate said the company was proud to be the delivery partner for this iconic project in Adelaide for Coopers.
“This project will help bolster job creation providing in excess of 500 onsite local South Australian jobs during the construction phase and many more in the manufacturing of material prior to site delivery,” Bate said.
“Our highly experienced local team are looking forward to delivering a high-quality result that both the Coopers team and the people of South Australia can be proud of for many years to come.”
Studio Nine Architects’ unique curved design of the two-storey development has been inspired by the iconic Coopers’ roundel label. The curved structure encompasses a sloping amphitheatre that will showcase the brewery grounds and maltings.