Larsen making the breakthrough Rebuilding of distillery in Scotland involved engineer-designed traditional underpinning and mini piling.
The reconstruction of Annandale Distillery (first operational in the 19th century), in Dumfries & Galloway, has been a technical and operational challenge which Larsen were delighted to participate in. The rebuilding of a working Lowland Single Malt Whisky distillery on a split-level site involved:
· Considerable liaison and co-ordination between Michael Anderson of Larsen, Historic Scotland, John Addison Conservation and Design (Structural Engineers), and the main contractor (W.H.Kirkwood) to integrate the existing and new structures
· Stabilisation of the existing Mill House and constructing foundations for a significant under-structure beneath the original foundations of the Mill House. This entailed digging out the earth from below the foundations of the west and north walls and part of the south wall to a depth of 4.6m, in alternating blocks of roughly 1000mm x 1000mm x 600mm, and then filling these with concrete
· Mini-piling for temporary retaining works for roads on the site