The project involved the construction of a new whiskey and small batch gin distillery, together with a restaurant bar, function rooms and visitor centre and relevant site works. This project consisted of erecting; a steel frame, concrete brick and block two-story building, developed to create a distillery for Hinch Whiskey, as well as an adjacent Visitor Centre.
The nature of the project was very much traditional in appearance, but extensive use of the latest ‘smart’ building management systems was operating in the background to give the end user tailor made control of the entire building.
The works required for this project included; excavation of the existing grounds, to allow for both poured concrete strips and pad foundations, the construction of steel framed structures as well as concrete brick & block building. Additionally, a unique treatment and filtration system, produced in order to contend with the by-product and runoff from the distillation process, was designed, developed and installed by Corramore.
Corramore were responsible for the main building construction and inner works, including the installation of 3 lifts throughout the premises as well as all stair work and painting. In addition we were responsible for the first fixing of the electrical and plumbing of the main components of the building. Due to the specialised nature, Corramore were not responsible for the installation of the Copper stills and the connected systems, however we ensured that the bespoke installation team were offered what assistance was required, including the placing of the stills and the building of the surrounding support structures.
The Hinch Distillery was a project that offered a number of interesting challenges for Corramore to overcome as we undertook the project. Extensive ground works were required to clear the site and prepare the area for construction beginning, prepping the grounds for installation of the site office and the beginnings of the distillery itself. The stone works and walls were completed by the Corramore team, additionally the roofing was undertaken by Corramore, including the lifting and installation of a pergola on the main reception roof.
In collaboration with
- Bowsie Partneryship| Designer – Architectural
- Albert Fry Associates | Civil Engineer
- Stephen J Jordan | Structural Engineer
- Semple & McKillop | M&E Engineer
- Rainey & Best | Quantity Surveyor
Due to the nature of the project Corramore were required to engage with a number of specialized subcontractors in order to produce the end product. This along with the close proximity to the client ensured that every aspect of the project was carefully tailored and executed to the highest quality and standards, while fulfilling the clients own requirements.
The project was delivered on target, within the expected programme agreed between Corramore and the client.