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Dartmoor Distillery secures approval following prolonged planning battle

April 10 2017

Dartmoor Distillery secures approval following prolonged planning battle
Organic Architects have won planning consent for a new whisky distillery within Dartmoor, clearing the way for what will be the largest such facility in England.

Princetown Distillery will have a capacity for 400,000 litres when it begins operation, with the added distinction of enjoying the highest elevation of any distillery in Britain.

Occupying land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall the distillery will adopt a traditional appearance with a Victorian pagoda-style roof common to many such plants.

Concerns have been raised as to the potential demolition of two listed buildings on-site although talks are ongoing to potentially re-use these within the new structure.

The building has been designed by Organic Architects, the same team behind Ardnamurchan Distillery, Drimnin & Lindores Abbey Distilleries.


#1 Posted by Donovan on 11 Apr 2017 at 10:25 AM
Cant help but laugh at the irony of this "traditional" looking building. A totally alien form of building for this area - there is no historical precedent for this particular style or even building typology. And yet, because it is "traditional" it is somehow favoured? Its ludicrous! Much better to have attempted a modern piece of architecture rather than a piece of Disneyland design.
#2 Posted by Boss on 11 Apr 2017 at 12:52 PM
Horrific. This is how you design a distillery
#3 Posted by Adele on 11 Apr 2017 at 13:19 PM
Nah! that'd be Dartmoor, Linlithgow then?
- Fascinating CGI - looks as authentic an architecture as James Bond's childhood house in Skyfall. Alternative truth, indeed.
#4 Posted by RJB on 11 Apr 2017 at 14:04 PM
Nice design, though looks a bit massive for Princetown, also shame about the demolition of two listed buildings.

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