Robertson builds momentum on £9.5m extension to Islay distillery



One of Scotland’s best known whisky brands is making significant progress on an expansion of facilities at its island home.

Robertson is delivering a £9.5 million extension at Bruichladdich’s headquarters on Islay as the firm expands operations to handle increasing demand for its products.

It comes after Robertson completed a £4m job for Bruichladdich in late 2018, delivering a new warehouse for the company.

The latest phase of work will see Robertson build two further bonded warehouses. Enabling Works began in May and were delivered by Robertson Civil Engineering, while Robertson Specialist Division will be responsible for the render and internal decoration. The project is due to complete next spring.

Since beginning work on the main construction programme in the summer, Robertson has completed all structural steel frame works. The internal fit-out has begun while work on the concrete floors will commence shortly.

Ed Parry, managing director, Robertson Central West, said: “We are committed to supporting projects on Scotland’s islands and across Robertson we have a successful track record of delivery on Orkney, Skye and Islay.

“We have developed a strong relationship with Bruichladdich through our previous contract with them and this new work shows that they have faith in our ability to deliver for them. We’re excited at the progress being made, with the ultimate aim of helping Bruichladdich ensure its spirits can continue to reach a global audience.”

Bruichladdich – owned by Rémy Cointreau – is the largest private employer on Islay with 84 people working at the distillery. A further 20 are based at the brand and distribution office in Glasgow.



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