Raasay distillery and visitor centre plan unveiled
May 26 2015
This would see flanking 1980s built extensions to the Victorian Borrowdale House demolished or remodelled by ABIR Architects to make way for a production facility, visitor centre, visually distinct from the main house.
Faced by thick stone walls in reference to the geology of the island the visitor centre is intended to be low impact, with a green roof
The home itself would be converted into a ‘contemporary Highland lodge’ with a bar and tasting room at ground floor level and overnight accommodation above.
In their design statement ABIR noted: “Pedestrian access from the higher level carpark will allow visitors to approach the building through a landscaped setting which sweeps round, cutting through the slope to a reception area in a new ‘visitor’s centre’ element to the south of the original house. This building will be glazed along its front edge allowing the space - which will share the additional functions of cafe, shop, orientation, interpretaion, display and exhibition - to open up to the panoramic view across Churchton Bay to Glamaig and The Cuillin.”
A full planning application for Raasay Distillery is expected this September with completion not expected until 2017.
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