Dumbarton Harbour development calls time on landmark distillery tower
January 20 2017
Developer Cullross has already begun demolition of the red brick edifice ahead of construction in the spring of a mixed-use development comprising 196 homes, office and commercial accommodation on the site of the former Ballantine’s Distillery, Dumbarton.
JM Architects have been appointed as designer for the scheme which will plug into a wider walkway stretching from the town centre to Dumbarton Rock.
In a statement the developer said: “The project architect, JM Architects, had a challenge on their hands to design around the site constraints. The site is not straight forward, due it its historical uses as a distillery and shipyard before that, so we had to get to know the site extremely well. Our engineers, Will Rudd Davidson, have advised on all aspects of the design, ensuring that our proposals are capable of being built within budget constraints.“
It is expected that the first homes will be ready for occupation by summer 2018.
West Dunbartonshire Council are currently progressing a new headquarters within the A-listed Academy Building on Church Street.