Project Update: Restoration and renovation of Workhouse buildings nearly complete


Fairfax County is actively seeking a tenant for Workhouse Campus building W15.

Significant progress has been made over the past several months on the restoration and renovation of two historic buildings and the enhancement of their shared courtyard at the Workhouse Campus in Lorton. 

The scaffolding on building W13 - the future Bunnyman Brewing - is gone, and the former dug-up area separating W13 from building W15 has been transformed into a paved and landscaped area where people can eventually socialize, walk or bike. 

Building W13 and part of the courtyard separating it from W15

According to Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) spokesperson Sharon North, improvements to the buildings are scheduled to wrap up in September. Once a building permit has been approved for W13, Bunnyman Brewing can begin tenant fitout work, she said.

Bunnyman co-owner Sam Gray had originally hoped to be able to open the brewery by fall but acknowledged that the timeline changed significantly due to the delay of handover. 

"Our new goal is to be open Spring 2024," he said.

Meanwhile, Fairfax County is continuing to actively seek a tenant - preferably for food or beverage uses - for W15, said North. According to the project website, the Request for Expressions of Interest for the use and occupancy of the building has been extended, and submissions will be evaluated as they are received.

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