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Enfield toasts the opening of a new £30 million brewing facility

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31 July 2017

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The official opening of a brand new £30 million brewing facility in Ponders End has been warmly welcomed by Enfield Council’s regeneration team.

- £30 million brewing site in Ponders End welcomed by Enfield Council
- Camden Town Brewery to increase its brewing team by half, increasing local jobs
- Environmentally friendly site to be open to the public on weekends

The official opening of a brand new £30 million brewing facility in Ponders End (29 July) has been warmly welcomed by Enfield Council’s regeneration team.

Camden Town Brewery’s new facility at Navigation Park is thought to be the largest investment in London’s brewing industry for three decades.

Camden Town Brewery – which is owned by the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev - will increase its brewing team by half, bringing significant job opportunities to the area, in-line with the Council’s growth and sustainability priorities.

At the opening party Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Cllr Alan Sitkin was joined by the Mayor of Enfield, Christine Hamilton for a special tour of the facility. Cllr Sitkin said: “One of Enfield Council’s priorities is to assist in the renewal of our borough’s proud industrial heritage. We positively seek close relations with major employers, including  ‘foundational’ sectors producing the goods that people always need.

“Food and drink is one such sector and from the very first moment Jasper Cuppaidge, founder of Camden Town Brewery, came to visit we pulled out all the stops to help Camden Town Brewery move here. Who wouldn’t? It’s a great company with great values. Enfield Council is delighted to express a heartfelt welcome to our new friends Camden Town Brewery. Cheers! “

Mr. Cuppaidge said: “After months – or years – of hard work, we’re incredibly excited to finally open the doors of our new brewery.”

To mark the opening, Camden Town’s beer team designed a special edition Enfield Brew. Visitors were treated to a line-up of musicians and DJs, guided tours and activities.

The 50,000 square foot environmentally friendly site has a capacity to scale production to 400,000 hectolitres/year. It is a carbon neutral development, complete with a solar panelled roof. This is the brewery’s second home – it also has a site in nearby Kentish Town. The new site will be open to the public offering weekend tours.

A brewing revolution seems to have taken hold in Enfield, with Camden Town Brewery joining Old Bakery Gin and Enfield Brewery, the makers of Enefeld craft beer. To keep abreast of regeneration projects and businesses launching in Enfield, why not follow @EnfieldCouncil on Twitter. Look out for #EnjoyEnfield.