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