Essentially an abandoned and overlooked gem of a structure, this 1885 red brick former railway roundhouse and machine repair shop has been given a new life. It is fully restored and expanded with a contemporary wing, all to house a new brewery facility and head offices for Picaroons – one of Canada’s finest microbreweries. Sited in Devon, alongside the Trans-Canada Trail at the confluence of the Nashwaak and Saint John Rivers, the building is geared to be a new hub of activity for Fredericton’s North side. It will house all of Picaroons’ brewing capacity, storage facilities and offices, alongside public facilities such as a large community room, display areas, washrooms for the adjacent park, public flex space, public space for cyclists and pedestrians, beer garden, amenities for public tours, beer tasting, and indoor concerts.
Create a catalyst for cultural change and urban renewal in the community.