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Whisky to flow from Ardgowan Estate with planning win

March 2 2017

Whisky to flow from Ardgowan Estate with planning win
Inverclyde councilors have given the nod to a £12m distillery, shop, microbrewery, restaurant and visitor centre on the site of an old sawmill near Inverkip, clearing the way for production to begin by 2019.

Ardgowan Distillery Company intend to re-use a number of existing buildings as part of the malt whisky facility with the aim of producing an ‘outstanding seven-year old lowland single malt’.

Outlining their plans Ardgowan said: “The proposals look at a simple pale e of materials and colours with elevations that address key views in/out. The principle elevation facing the A78 consists of the mash house and Tun room containing the Mash Tun and Washbacks respectively.

“The special requirements for both are similar and therefore the pitched roof is continuous across this elevation and of similar length to the adjacent existing stable block. The visitor entrance which is on this elevation is expressed as a glazed slot which also marks the change point from Mash house to Tun Room. The roof is broken up with 3 ventilation stacks whose octagonal form is a reference to the octagonal buildings throughout the Ardgowan Estate."

Detailed design and procurement work for the distillery will get underway in the coming weeks.

1 Comment

boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 2 Mar 2017 at 20:12 PM
12 million quid project and it looks like the sketchup has been thrown together in a first year students lunch break!
Who are the architects for this one?

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