Our next nominee in the Fit Out or Refurbishment Under €10m category of this year’s Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards, proudly sponsored by Surety Bonds, is Blackwater Distillery in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Category: Fit Out or Refurbishment Under €10m
Project: Blackwater Distillery
Contractor: T&A Civil Engineering & Building contractors
Client: Peter Mulryan/Caroline Senior
Lead Architect: Colm Nolan, Circa Design
Founded in 2014, Blackwater Distillery outgrew their original location in Cappoquin in Co. Waterford and needed to relocate to expand into distilling whiskey. They chose a site in the middle of the village of Ballyduff, a short walk from the river Blackwater.
The works consisted of converting a former hardware store and turning it into a state-of-the-art micro-distillery, with visitor facilities.
The completed building consists of 3 stills, a brew house, an automatic bottling line, cafe and tasting room all packed into 6000 sq.ft.
T&A faced significant challenges on this project and their commitment in overcoming them without affecting the finished outcome is significant and should be acknowledged.
The management control process and communication skills demonstrated to deliver the project were outstanding and resulted in the project succeeding beyond the clients’ expectations and of course meeting the needs of a growing friendly and prestigious building which is not only an excellent flagship headquarters for Blackwater Distillery but also a major benefit to the people of Ballyduff village and beyond.