Glass towers to stand Broxburn distillery HQ in good stead
May 10 2019
Broxburn-based Ian MacLeod Distillers are preparing to begin work on a dramatic new headquarters after outgrowing their current premises in the West Lothian town.
The £4.5m project is expected to get underway this July, delivering 10,000sq/ft of office space across two wings of accommodation linked by a glass atrium. Dominated by twin glass towers modelled on traditional louvred ventilation shafts the project will provide a new administrative base for brands such as Glengoyne, Tamdhu and Isle of Skye.
Applied Engineering are helping to deliver this vision with design director Tim Hetherington commenting: “Our input will relate to the main office building, a storage building, a car park with integral rainwater attenuation tanks and the necessary highway upgrades adjacent the site. However, the attractive glass towers are what really sets the scheme off and they will give the building a strong local prominence and identity.
“It is being built on vacant ground in the shadow of the nearby shale bing, which reflects another part of Scotland’s industrial heritage.”
Designed by Simon Laird Associates the project team includes KJ Tait, Amos Beech and Rankin Fraser the HQ is expected to complete by summer 2020.