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Heatherwick Studio completes distillery

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Heatherwick Studio has completed this overhaul of a former water-powered paper mill in Hampshire into a distillery for Bombay Sapphire

The project involved the conversion of more than 40 historic buildings and the creation of two glasshouses in which exotic plants used to make the gin are grown.

The separate structures provide both a humid environment for tropical spices, as well as a dry temperate glasshouse for Mediterranean plants.

Alongside the glasshouses, practice founder Thomas Heatherwick has also worked on the renovation of a number of brick buildings at the Laverstock Mill site, transforming them into a visitor centre and working distillery.

The BREEAM Outstanding distillery is set to open to the public next week.

Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire distillery

Project data

Location Laverstoke, Hampshire
Type of project distillery
Client Bombay Spirits Company
ArchitectThomas Heatherwick
Project manager Meller
Executive architect GWP
Landscape architect GWP
Glass house structural engineer Arup
M&E engineer Couch Perry Wilkes
Civil and structural engineer Graham Schofield Associates
Planning consultant CBRE
Heritage consultant Giles Quarme Associates
Environmental consultant SKM Enviros
Commissioned date 2010
Completion date September 2014
Site area 20,235m²
Gross internal floor area 4,500m²
Environmental target BREEAM Outstanding

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