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RSHP wins go-ahead for £100m whisky distillery

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RHSP) has bagged planning permission for its competition-winning £100million distillery and visitor centre proposals in Speyside, Scotland

Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee approved the scheme for the prestigious Macallan whisky brand yesterday (5 August) and work on site is expected to start later this year.

Owned by Edrington, the Speyside facility known as The Macallan, was founded in 1824 and was one of the first in Scotland to be licensed.

The new facility will be capable of producing up to 15m bottles of whisky per year, up from the 9.5m bottles per year produced currently.

It is understood the practice beat, among others, David Adjaye and Foster + Partners to land the scheme late last year (see below).

The distillery is expected to open in spring 2017.

The Macallan Estate View August 2014

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RSHP lands neat £100m whisky scheme

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RHSP) has won the £100million competition to design a new distillery and visitor centre for the prestigious Macallan whisky brand

Owned by Edrington, the Speyside facility known as The Macallan, was founded in 1824 and was one of the first in Scotland to be licensed.

Graham Stirk said: ‘We are delighted to be working with The Macallan to realise their vision for the new distillery. This is a rare and fascinating project set within a great parkland estate.

‘Our aim will be to reveal both the mystery of the place and the process, within this dramatic setting.’

Work on the project in north-east of Scotland is scheduled to begin in autumn 2014 with completion planned for spring 2017.

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