Bedford’s Brewpoint wins top Camra award for design

Bedford’s Brewpoint Pub was named co-winner in the new build category at Camra’s highly acclaimed Pub Design Awards.

The judges were impressed by the extensive use of copper, a metal traditionally used extensively in breweries.

And said leading architects BHB had created what appears to be an industrial building, reflecting one of its functions as a working brewery.

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Let’s face it, you can’t miss Wells & Co’s new state-of-the-art flagship building – located on Cut Throat Lane off the A6 ring road – it’s multifunctional, containing the company’s offices, as well as catering for drinkers, dinner parties, or those attending meetings or receptions.

Peter Wells, CEO of Bedford’s Wells & Co, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. Launching in a lockdown is by no means an easy task, but the support from our local community has been amazing.

“I am almost certain that the main reason the public came to visit us so often was the eye-catching nature of our business. We are grateful to our architects and construction team who helped create such an impactful building and memorable place for our guests.

In the new build category, Brewpoint was co-winner with Crown Wharf, Staffordshire.

Camra Jury Chairman Andrew Davison said: ‘There were fears that pub owners would suspend work on their buildings during the pandemic, but a good number appear to have taken the opportunity of the forced closure to plan and carry out repairs , restoration , and improvements.

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