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Main Contractor | McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Architect | Michael Laird Architects

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Girvan Gin Distillery is home to the world-renowned Hendricks Gin - in a building which looks just as stunning as the tipple itself tastes.

Set against the South-Western Scottish landscape, this recent £13m expansion commissioned by UK-based spirits company William Grant & Sons is designed to enable the brand to cater for steadily increasing market demand resulting from the worldwide gin boom.

Measured Modernity

In keeping with the Hendricks ethos which champions innovation, the ‘Gin Palace’ has been described as ‘a playground for experimentation, invention and curiosity’, and its interior and exterior architecture inspires such perfectly. Boasting features such as a Victorian-inspired walled garden leading to three glasshouses, two further still-houses, and the addition of a brand-new, state-of-the-art laboratory, the expansion is a pleasing juxtaposition of old and new.

Decorated throughout with antique furnishing set against modern refurbishments, carefully integrated by the contractors involved, the building is a great example of how the past and the present can be seamlessly merged. Showcasing Neo-Gothic style windows created from glass manufactured in the 21st Century, Girvan Gin Palace successfully recreates the aesthetic of a bygone era, with all the advantages and conveniences of modern materials. 

Our Involvement

For this ambitious project, we contributed a spiral staircase, link bridge, roof light, perforated flooring, fire screen and a feature entrance, consisting of a main pavilion and two side greenhouses.

Because the brief to which we worked cited Victorian-style greenhouses such as those at Kew Gardens as its inspiration, we were required to devise a way to recreate a similar look using modern materials. We worked closely alongside Michael Laird Architects and William Grant & Sons, we succeeded in creating a product which we loved and knew would satisfy the client brief. Click here for full details of the project.

About us

We are a market leader in the design, supply and installation of structural glazing, architectural metalwork and high-quality cladding systems.

With over four decades of experience working within the industry, we have progressed to provide a specialist service in the design, manufacture and installation of glazed structures, including:

·        Glass Facades

·        Rooflights

·        Canopies

·        Bridges

·        Lift-shafts

·        Walkways

·        Bespoke domestic projects

Contact us

We provide glass solutions and specialist expertise to both domestic and commercial clients. For more information on any of our services, get in touch today and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Call us on 0141 9529619 or send a message via our contact page.

This project was recently featured on Arch Daily. To read the article, please click here.

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