£100m Rogers designed distillery wins planning go-ahead
August 5 2014Speyside distillery and visitor centre designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners for The Macallan has been granted planning permission by The Moray Council.
The news dovetails with the appointment of Robertson as preferred contractor by Edrington, owner of The Macallan brand, who will now press ahead with delivery of the ambitious scheme ahead of its public unveiling in Spring 2017.
Featuring a rolling green roofscape to marry with a Gillespie's designed landscape the expanded plant is required to meet anticipated future capacity whilst providing the latest equipment to ensure the on-going quality control of the whisky whilst complementing the surrounding Macallan estate.
Graham Hutcheon, group operations director, Edrington, said: “Only the external appearance of the distillery will change, the exceptional quality of The Macallan, which has been produced for many years using copper stills from Forsyths, will not be compromised and the same focus on attention to detail and personal care of the whisky’s production will be upheld. The new distillery will undoubtedly become one of the most talked about distilleries, not only in Speyside but globally, and we look forward to starting on site soon.”
Work on site is expected to commence this October.
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