The Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre has been announced as a 2017 Civic Trust National Award winner.
The scheme is one of as one of only 45 National/International Winners (from 247 applications) in this years Awards scheme, which date back to 1959.
Amongst the 2017 winners are:
– Greenwich Housing by Bell Phillips Architects
– Blackrock Quarry Training Centre by Haverstock
– The Whitworth by MUMA
– Treetop Walkway by Glenn Howells
– Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho by John McAslan + Partners
– Cardigan Castle by Purcell
The shortlisted scheme created new premises, within an existing Victorian mill complex in rural Hampshire; for the production, storage and distribution of the globally established Bombay Sapphire Gin. The site itself is a Conservation Area, includes three Grade II listed buildings and the SSSI protected River Test that runs directly through the centre of the site.
GWP Architecture and GWP Project Services worked alongside Bacardi Ltd and Bombay Sapphire to deliver this project as executive Architects and BREEAM Assessors respectively. The scheme was the first refurbishment project to achieve BREEAM ’Outstanding’ and the first distillery to achieve this benchmark.
The award will be presented at the Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony at the Guildhall, Winchester on 10th March 2017.
For further information head to the project page.