Dunedin's Emerson's Brewery has been a labour of love since Robert Emerson first started brewing beer in his mother's kitchen 30 years ago. But the opening of its new $25m 'Resto-Brewery' in August this year takes the brand to new heights.
Not only have they more than trebled production capacity, they've created a new attraction for the city of Dunedin, located a short hop (if you'll pardon the pun) from Forsyth Barr Stadium.
This 225-seat restaurant allows visitors to peruse the brewing process as they drink in the rustic charm of this neo-classical design, sipping on craft beers with local roots such as 'Taieri George' (a tribute to his father who helped build the railway through the Taieri Gorge) and JP's (a tribute to an Otago University icon).
Integrating an atmosphere of old-world charm with a sterile microbrewery meant paying attention to detail — especially when it comes to keeping a clean and particle-free environment. Playing a big part in this was Advance Flooring's CoralTread entrance matting system, which eliminates up to 86% of the dust and dirt that might otherwise be trampled into the facility.
CoralTread is Advance Flooring's best-selling system for good reason. It is attractive, effective, and easy to install and maintain. But while many clients blend the entrance matting systems into their design, Emerson's opted for black anodised aluminium with black polyamide infills, which drew design cues from the black anodised aluminium joinery, and contrasted perfectly with the white alabaster and marble walls and floors.
Whether trying to blend entrance matting in, or make it pop, modern anodising and powder-coating technologies mean CoralTread can be finished in almost any colour scheme without compromising its durability and effectiveness. Emerson's is an excellent example of how this works.
CoralTread is manufactured and installed by Advance Flooring Systems, a leading supplier of innovative commercial flooring and entrance matting systems, servicing Australia and the Pacific.