• Barossa Valley,
  • $5.5 Million
  • 8 Months

Ahrens were engaged to design and construct a new Chocolate Factory and Experience facility to be used by the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, in collaboration with JBG Architects.

Scope of works incorporated a functioning chocolate producing facility, amphitheatre, kitchen, 150-seat cafe, retail store, landscaping, a deck under the main roof and a cellar door showcasing FABAL’s Vineyard Road wines. The venue also offers several design focal points, such as a chocolate waterfall consisting of real chocolate, a picturesque man-made lake, and a viewing window to the choclaterie.

Some key features also included the installation of solar panels, and the capacity for waste water to be managed on-site. Having to face the challenge of a strict time-line, in order for the facility to be open in time for Easter, the team worked tirelessly to deliver the facility on-time and to praise from both the client and the public.

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