Award Success for Thomson Bethune
We are extremely proud to announce that the Dalmunach Distillery project won the 2016 RICS ‘Highly Commended’ award under the category of ‘Design through Innovation’.
Thomson Bethune’s Managing Director, David Kirkwood (pictured below) accepted the award at the 2016 RICS Awards Ceremony, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, in Edinburgh on 14 April 2016.
David Kirkwood, Managing Director, Thomson Bethune
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The French-owned Chivas Brothers Ltd, part of Pernod Ricard, built the £25m Dalmunach facility on the site of a former distillery near Carron in Moray and was formally opened in June 2015 by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
This new Distillery on the banks of the River Spey was commissioned to replace the former Imperial Distillery on a site nestled on the banks of the river. Built using the latest innovations and environmental expertise such as heat recovery technology, the Distillery is capable of producing up to 10 million litres of spirit per year.
The design set out to create a memorable building with a strong sense of place whilst remaining honest to the aesthetic of a contemporary industrial building. The plan was inspired by the shape of a sheaf of barley, reflecting the core ingredient of single malt whisky.
Thomson Bethune carried our Quantity Surveying Services, working alongside Archail Norr Architects and Structural Engineers, Blyth and Blyth to assist Chivas Brothers in achieving their vision for this prestigious project.