As we edge our way towards March and the upcoming Irish Construction Excellence Awards, we continue showcasing the truly incredible projects that have been shortlisted for the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category for 2020. The Roe & Co. Distillery is the realisation of the repurposing of the Guinness Power House completed by Flynn Construction and a talented design team.
Surety Bonds, leading provider of Bonds and Sureties to the Irish construction industry, have been sponsoring the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category of the Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE) for many years now. And we are very proud to do so. We invite you to take have a read and learn more about this project when old and modern design mingle beautifully.
Roe & Co | Flynn
Project: Roe & Co
Client: Roe & Co
Lead Architect: RKD & Drinksology
Contract Value: Confidential
Regeneration of The Liberties Area
Guinness have a history of repurposing their buildings for new uses and the project has contributed greatly to the regeneration of The Liberties area. The client had a very clear vision for the fit out of the Guinness Power House located at St James Gate. The distillery and visitor experience area offer views not just into the working Still House but also into the disused Boiler House space itself – where obsolete plant from the 1950’s sit within the corroded steel structure and a criss-cross of rusty gantries, staircase and ladders form an illuminated stage set of industry from the past. This has created a truly innovative internal environment which is very much enhanced by a beautiful bespoke fit out design with an art deco feel.
Iconic Guinness Power Station Regenerated
Inspired by one of the biggest names in Irish Whiskey in the 19th century, George Roe, the iconic Guinness Power Station has been regenerated into a new visitor experience and urban distillery. The distillery will distil 14,000 litres of whiskey in every run, with an annual maximum capacity of approximately 500,000 litres of alcohol.
Lonely Planet has named the new Roe & Co. Distillery one of the 10 best new openings for travellers in 2019. By the end of the project, the Power House has come back to life with a new purpose with the creation of 18 new jobs and its doors open to Dubliners and visitors alike.
During the tour visitors will learn about the history of George Roe, explore the unique process that makes Roe & Co a whiskey like no other and explore the five pillars of flavour in a workshop to uncover their ideal taste profile when it comes to whiskey cocktails. The experience concludes with one of Roe & Co’s World Class cocktails in the showstopping Power House Bar.