A new distillery in the Scottish Borders has placed craftsmanship and natural beauty at the heart of its design aesthetic. Gray Macpherson Architects’ project brief was to design a working distillery with a Visitor Centre including a shop, office and whisky tasting area.
Clean lines with heritage features
The Borders Distillery is housed in a C listed building, so a sympathetic redevelopment was a key consideration in the design brief. This has been achieved using a blend of local craftsmanship and high quality materials whilst also achieving a light, modern interior. The building’s original features have been carefully preserved, and natural finishes of stone and timber feature heavily throughout.
Natural textures, providing a warm welcome to visitors
The Architect was confident that Russwood’s oak flooring would meet the high quality standard required. A square edged, solid Prime Oak floor was selected for its durability, with the square edge lending a more traditional appearance. The flooring was provided unfinished then treated with Osmo oil to let the natural beauty of the grain shine through.