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Steelwork creates reborn Falkirk distillery

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After a 30-year hiatus, the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk will once again begin whisky production when the redeveloped facility, now owned by Ian Macleod Distillers, reopens later this year.

Working on behalf of main contractor ISG, Hescott Engineering is erecting 400t of steelwork for the project, which includes new production facilities, a visitor centre and tasting rooms that have been built around retained Victorian structures.

Hescott Engineering Director Chris Scott says: “One of the biggest issues is that the new structure is positioned extremely close to the existing brick chimney, while we connect to the existing buildings in multiple locations across the site.

“Therefore, we initially carried out a laser scan of the site and integrated this into our model so that we could ensure that the new steel structure fitted within the confines of the plot and wrapped around existing structures without any clashes.”

Measuring approximately 70m-long, the main new steel structure is a two-storey building, topped with a feature saw-tooth roof, formed with a series of 4m × 15.5m welded cranked frames.

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