The Glen Turner grain distillery is the first new green-field grain distillery constructed in Scotland for over 40 years and is now producing 25 million litres of whisky each year.
Colorado Construction 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, to be constructed immediately to the west of the existing bottling store with its own effluent management plant and power generation.
The Glen Turner project was assessed by the Scottish Construction Centre as an example of ‘best practice’ of construction procurement due to the level of savings that were delivered to Glen Turner.
Colorado worked closely with Glen Turner to undertake detailed planning consents and compile the master programme for the project, incorporating the detailed plans 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 needed 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 project was completed on programme while including design development during the construction phase of the programme.