Argyll 'ghost village' makes way for craft distillery
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November 9 2017
Portavadie Distillery has been conceived by drinks entrepreneur Alexander (Sandy) Bulloch, developer behind Portavadie Marina, who has spent £300k clearing Polphail Village, including relocation of displaced bats to a purpose-built roost.
Taking a traditional farm steading as a template the visitor attraction the vernacular-style plant will sit under a pitched roof behind white polymer render finished walls and a dark grey brickwork base, topped by a copper pagoda.
In their design statement Darren Baird Architecture wrote: “A small but distinctive pagoda roof, clad in copper and slate, forms an attractive landmark within the context and is a key signifier of the building typology. Inside of the traditionally constructed pagoda will be exposed above the exhibition space and retail shop, allowing visitors a unique perspective by being able to see the inside of these magnificent structures.”
Polphail was built in the 1970’s to service an oil bonanza which never materialized.
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