Civic Trust Regional Finalist Revealed

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre has been announced as a 2017 Civic Trust Regional Finalist.

The scheme is one of 128 national and international projects to be recognised by the Trusts Awards scheme, which date back to 1959. It is the longest standing, independent built environment awards scheme in Europe and continues its objective to recognize projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve.

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 national award winners will be announced in December ahead of the Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony at the Guildhall, Winchester on 10th March 2017.

For further information head to the project page.

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