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EnduroShield: a truly in-house production facility for Bombay Sapphire Distillery

2015-12-20 | Viewpoint

EnduroShield, an ultra-thin transparent coating that completely adheres to glass surfaces, provides protection that will repel both water and oil based stains. The protection also helps prevent the build-up of mould and harmful bacteria, promoting a germ free environment.

EnduroShield: a truly in-house production facility for Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Prominent gin-makersBombay Sapphire commissioned the creation of the company’s first in-house production facility at an old Victorian paper mill in Laverstoke, Hampshire, on a 20,000 square-metre rural property along the southern coast of England. The abandoned 18th century paper mill’s original brick buildings were converted into the distillery, while a pair of phenomenal curved glass greenhouses were added to house the 10 tropical and Mediterranean botanicals used to create the world famous gin.
Throughout the renovation process, Bombay Sapphire and architects Heatherwick Studio were dedicated to creating a sustainable and efficient distillery, which upheld the heritage of the site. In recognition of this, the gin distillery was awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) Award for Industrial Design.

State-of-the-art facility
The state-of-the-art facility has been recognised as the first distillery and first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ design-stage BREEAM accreditation. The centrepiece of the award winning distillery is the amazing greenhouse designed by Thomas Hetherwick. It is made up of two glasshouses, which extend from the distillery, using recycled air from the distillation process to maintain a warm climate within. The glasshouses also take full advantage of advances in glass technology, one of which is EnduroShield’s easy clean nanotechnology. The EnduroShield coated glass utilised in thi...



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