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July 3 2014

Hypostyle win go-ahead for £10m Glasgow distillery
Planners have given the go-ahead to a £10m distillery at Queens Dock, Glasgow, within a historic pump house close to the SSE Hydro.

Housing a whisky museum, shop, café, bar and visitor centre the distillery is being positioned as a major tourist draw for the River Clyde by its developer; Tim Morrison of the AD Rattray Scotch Whisky Company.

Morrison said: “The city was once home to many whisky distilleries and we think the Glasgow Distillery will put Glasgow right back on the Scotch whisky map. Few people know the historical significance of the iconic pump house building to the Scotch whisky trade.

"In years gone by, this building controlled the entry bridge into the Queens Dock ensuring Customs and Excise could keep a close eye on goods in and out, including Scotch whisky."

"My great-grandfather John Morrison built the pump house in 1877 and it gives me great pleasure to now have the opportunity to bring the building back to life, restore it to its former glory and give the building and the surrounding area the respect and status it deserves."

Work is expected to get underway on the Hypostyle designed distillery by the end of the year for completion by autumn 2015.
A palette of zinc and timber will be used in the construction
A palette of zinc and timber will be used in the construction

2 Comments

Neil C
#1 Posted by Neil C on 3 Jul 2014 at 15:47 PM
Stunning design, great tourism potential, and it's being driven forwards by the great-grandson of the original pump house builder. Full marks to all concerned.
Impressed
#2 Posted by Impressed on 4 Jul 2014 at 16:56 PM
This might just be the best piece of work I've ever seen come out of the Hypostyle office. Very impressive.

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