Graven designed the interior of Drygate, Glasgow’s first craft brewery, bar, restaurant and events space situated within a renovated industrial space on the corner of the Wellpark Brewery site. Drygate is a collaboration between Williams Bros. Brewing Co. and Graven as interior designers.
Drygate provides a 24 hectolitre craft brewery with state-of-the-art equipment, a small ‘Studio Kit’ brewery space where local enthusiasts can brew their own beers with input from the Drygate experts, a full-service restaurant, events space, and sun terrace. The Drygate Brewing Co. sits on the oldest brewing site in Glasgow, dating back to 1556 and having been in constant use since.
Starting with a blank stripped space, materials focused on interplay between inherited fragments of the building’s previous lives and refined use of an industrial but warm palette. The old tiled façade welcomes you at the entrance, and a staircase uncovered during renovation became a central exposed feature of the scheme. Graven paired hard surfaces against warmth: mild steel, cast concrete and polished patinated copper form the bar, hardwood herringbone flooring butts up against a crittall screen dividing the bar from the working brewery, and flat portions of vibrantly coloured resin and paint play off against metal mesh and blackened steel.
Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
Scope of Services
communications design, graphic design, interior design, signage & wayfinding
Gordon Burniston, Graven