Case Study: Bruichladdich Distillery Project

26th July 2019

CWP have recently worked in partnership with Robinsons to help with the build of a steel framed bonded warehouse for Bruichladdich Distillery that would complement their existing operations on the island of Islay.

The main contractor for the project was Robertson Central West who contracted Robinsons & CWP to provide 360 tonnes of steelwork and 1150 concrete panels as cladding for the building.

Bruichladdich’s philosophy was to keep all their operations on Islay to ensure that the island could remain prosperous for generations to come. Focusing on their key principals, they make their single malt by hand, using traditional techniques and maturing the whisky on the island.

The 140mm panels that CWP produced were made to exposure performance class, perfect for coastal projects and they had a 2 hour fire rating for excellent performance in its industrial use.



Between the concrete panels and the steelwork the 120 loads needed to get to the island relying heavily upon the logistics teams carefully planning each journey to ensure they were gaining optimal load capacity and delivering on time.

CWP also worked with Bruichladdich to create a bespoke design for several substation structures and poured panels with notched out grooves to create the structure that would suit the clients needs.

Working on the island was no mean feat, the inclement weather conditions, think gusty winds, horizontal rain and the coastal location definitely made the build a challenging project, however the partnership with Robinsons meant that their experienced teams were able to complete the build successfully due to their expertise in the industry.  

Dan Carr, Director stated that he is delighted that his team have been able to work on these projects and is hoping to continue using their expertise within the industry.

“The rapidly growing distillery sector has huge potential due to the innovative companies currently driving the competitive drinks market forward. It is great being able to help shape the future of this  dynamic and homegrown market and work alongside clients to create bespoke solutions for their projects. We hope to further our connections and continue to use our knowledge and expertise to support the industry so that it can continue thrive within the UK.”

CWP’s track record has shown that they have the knowledge and experience to deliver projects big and small and can come up with unique solutions to help companies expand their operations. The relationships they have built with other reliable suppliers and their knowledge of the sector has put them in an exclusive position to provide the right solutions for their customers and to continue industry expansion within the UK.