The Runaway Brewery

The Runaway Brewery on Astley Street has proven a popular addition to Stockport town centre since its opening in 2022 – with founder Mark Welsby acquiring the premises and bringing Kemtile to complete the flooring.

Customer Name:

The Runaway Brewery

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Stonhex Ceramic Floor Tiling System

The Challenge

The Runaway Brewery wanted a tiled floor that fitted the criteria of a demanding brewing environment but also looked the part for visitors sampling the fine beers in the new taproom.

Our Solution

Kemtile supplied and installed a Stonhex Ceramic Floor Tiling System that the client liked, as well as brewery specific drainage which was connected to an existing manhole via underground drainage. The team built a new bund wall and installed the tiles to “falls” towards the drainage so all spillages were contained.

In addition, Kemtile’s civils team also installed, and power floated a concrete floor in the area next to the bund that now functions as a delivery area for The Runaway Brewery.

What our customer had to say

Owner Mark Welsby said: “I knew which tiling I wanted for the new premises – and I knew we had to get it right.

“I wanted the best – so, I chose Kemtile.

“I had heard of the great work these guys had done and I knew they could deliver a floor that would withstand the high demands of a brewery but also give a wow factor to our clientele.

“Today, we have a facility and taproom which we’re really proud of.”