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Amazing Distillery at Laverstoke Mill by Thomas Heatherwick

By Kira Heuer

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Let’s start this week mid-October week with beautiful inspiring designs! British designer Thomas Heatherwick has completed a new distillery for gin company Bombay Sapphire in Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire – England. Heatherwick has leaded the renovation of a cluster of existing red brick buildings and added two glasshouses where the 10 botanicals – juniper, lemon peel, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, liquorice, angelica – chosen for the unique taste of Bombay Sapphire are grown on display. The newly restored site provides an opportunity for the public to explore Laverstoke Mill as a state-of-the-art gin distillery and world-class visitor experience that marries the site’s history and beauty with the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability.  The two hectare former brown-field site, just 60 miles from London, is an impressive collection of 40 buildings – showcasing many fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles. Heatherwich accomplished a fantastic job, the result is beautiful, and even if it’s only Monday, these images are making me want to fill my Bib&Sola glass with a cheeky G&T…





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