Colorado Group ended 2010 on a high, being presented with the Scottish Construction Centre’s exceptional performance award for demonstrating the successful design and build of the first new green-field grain distillery to be built on the Scottish mainland in over 40 years. The distillery will produce 25 million litres of whisky at start up, and will be called Starlaw Distillery.
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The Colorado Group had delivered substantial savings to Glen Turner on previous projects and through late 2007 and into 2008 we were asked to assist Glen Turner in developing the new distillery.
The Colorado Group was appointed as the Management Contractor in July 2008 and the project commenced on site on the 5th January 2009.
During the feasibility and pre-construction period the Colorado team assisted with the development of the design including the extensive ground investigation works to address the three separate historic worked mining seams. The final position and orientation of the building and the design of the different foundations reflect the detailed investigation and design reviews that were undertaken in order to give the client a workable solution.
The Colorado team worked with the client in undertaking detailed planning consents and compiled the master programme for the £30M project, incorporating the design that needed to address the complex plant layouts and process design. The facility is an Upper Tier COMAH site and there were further requirements associated with SEPA and with effluent discharge consents, utilities and the Inland Revenue.
The construction of the building required to be sequenced around the process installation sequence and required to incorporate extensive fire requirements with the distillation and milling processes segregated from the main building. The overall construction and process installation phasing requires to be sequenced to ensure the link-up phase does not interfere with ongoing operations.
We commenced the next phase of construction at Glen Turner Distillery with the erection of a further two warehouses. This phase of construction was being project managed by Kyle Rowley who had been employed by Colorado Group for three years successfully project managing Glen Turner’s construction requirements.