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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.
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.
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.
Gray Macpherson Architects said: “Russwood are always helpful throughout the stages, from specification to aftercare, and provide excellent technical advice. They are efficient in providing quotes and lead times for their products.”
The finished result effortlessly combines modern, clean lines with heritage features and natural textures, providing a warm welcome to visitors.
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