Lagg Distillery: Time Lapse

Lagg Distillery - Time Lapse

A time lapse of the first new distillery on the Isle of Arran for almost 25 years. 

As the Principal Contractor, BHC were responsible for the construction of the Distillery and Visitor Centre including; a gift shop, cafe and restaurant.

The two-storey building takes its inspiration from Goatfell and the surrounding topography of the Isle of Arran.

The Lagg Distillery is clad in a mixture of Scottish Larch, Natural Cavity Stonewalling and textured Pre-cast Concrete. The roof is finished with a Bauder Sedum Blanket Grass, containing a variety of plants that will change colour throughout the seasons.

BHC were also responsible for the construction of three bonded warehouses that will be used to store the Single Malt Whisky.

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre Opens

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd has officially opened Scotland’s newest Single Malt Whisky Distillery in the village of Lagg, on the Isle of Arran.

BHC took over the site, located on the southern tip of Arran, in early February 2017. The first phase of work involved the construction of three storage and maturation warehouses, each with a gross internal floor area of 1,000m2 along with the associated infrastructure works for the bonded warehouses.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

The foundations of the Bonded Warehouses consisted of a re-enforced concrete pad and strip foundations, with the floor slab comprising of 200mm of C40 concrete with a power float finish laid to TR34 Fm3 specification.

The portal framed Bonded Warehouses measure 25m x 26m x 5.8m to eaves level. All steelwork was shot blast to SA 2.5 and primed with an intumescent coating to provide fire protection.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 1

Phase 2 of the Lagg Distillery development focused on the construction of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The intricate geometric design of the 2-storey building mimics the natural topography of the surrounding landscape.

The existing ground level of the site was reduced and prepared with Type 1 and levelled to the correct setting out point, ready for insulation and foundations. A 300 mm layer of structural fill was laid to the proportion of the building’s footprint with the ground-floor slab comprising of a single layer of A252 mesh and 50 mm under slab insulation.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

The use of Structural Steelwork was well suited to the construction of the complex design of the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

The Copper Stills and other large processing equipment were installed during construction, making it necessary for the gable curtain walling to be designed to allow a large section to be left out until the equipment had been installed.

The building was clad in Scottish Larch, natural stone cavity walling and textures precast concrete panels. The Distillery and Visitor Centre roof is finished with a Bauder Sedum Blanket Green, commencing from the ground level and rising to its undulating profile to reflect the topography of Goatfell.

Isle of Arran Distillery - Phase 2

After two years of construction, the Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened it’s doors to the public on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

Isle of Arran Distillery & Visitor Centre

Distillation Begins at the New Isle of Arran Distillery

Isle of Arran Distillery & Visitor Centre

Distillation Begins at the New Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre

BHC are now entering the final stages of construction at the new Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre, Lagg. The intricate geometric design of the two-storey building takes inspiration from Goatfell and the surrounding topography of the Isle of Arran.

The Distillery and Visitor centre is clad in Scottish Larch, natural stone cavity walling and textured precast concrete panels. Each element has a different support requirement due to their size, the exposed nature of the building and the coastal hillside location. The roof features a Bauder Sedum Blanker Green roof – commencing from ground level and rising to its undulating profile.

Production within the distillery has already commenced with the first cask being filled earlier this month. The Distillery and Visitor Centre is set to open its doors to the public later this year.

 

Jas P Wilson

JAS P Wilson – Office Extension & Showroom

Jas P Wilson - Forest Machines

Works are well underway at JAS P Wilson.

BHC’s architectural department designed the new offices, showroom and store extension for JAS P Wilson, Dalbeattie.

As Principal Contractor, BHC have been involved in the project from the earliest stages of inception to the successful achievement of Planning Permission through to the construction phase.

Throughout construction BHC have been utilising our own in-house site squads.

 

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Had-Fab Industrial Extension

Had-Fab Extension

BHC continue to make progress onsite at the Had-Fab factory extension.

Concrete floor slab is now being poured and side wall cladding installation is on-going. The extension will cover the existing gantry cranes used by Had-Fab to give protection to the materials stored under the cranes as well as providing cover to the Had-Fab employees whilst they work in this area.

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Had Fab

Had-Fab Ltd. Industrial Extension

Had-Fab Ltd. Industrial Extension.

Recently BHC Ltd. have been working on an industrial extension building for Had-Fab Ltd. 

BHC Ltd. have been making good progress on the extension, with the structural steel almost complete and rear wall in place.

The extension will cover the existing gantry cranes used by Had-Fab to give protection to the materials stored under the cranes and to protect the personnel that work in this area from the unpredictable Scottish weather.

Arran

Isle of Arran Distillery, Lagg.

Earlier this week, BHC Ltd. made the most of the beautiful weather and captured some excellent scenes of  our progress on the new Isle of Arran Distillery, Lagg.

As you can see from the video, progress on the first three bonded warehouses is well underway.

 

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Isle of Arran Distillery, Lagg.

A time lapse of BHC Ltd’s. progress on Phase One of the new Isle of Arran Distillery, Lagg. 

BHC Ltd. are the principal contractor for Phase One of the new Isle of Arran Distillery. The distillery is located in the small village of Lagg, on the southern coast of Arran.

Phase One of the contract will see the road infrastructure being put into place and the construction of the first three bonded warehouses. Each warehouse is approximately 1,000 m2.

The bonded warehouses are being built on the lowest part of the site, overlooking Cleat’s Shore.

JAS P Wilson

Office Extension, Dalbeattie

Turnkey Offices, Showroom & Store Extension

BHC Ltd’s Architectural Department have recently designed the new offices, showroom and store extension for JAS P Wilson, Dalbeattie. Planning Permission has been achieved and the team are now coordinating the Building Warrant for a site start this year.

DPC

Maintenance Stores & Office, Kirknewton

DPC Maintenance Stores & Office - BHC Turnkey

BHC Ltd. Architectural Department have been working closely with David Philp Commercials Ltd. to design their new Maintenance Stores & Offices located in Kirknewton. Planning Permission has been achieved and the team are now coordinating the Building Warrant for a site start later this year.