Greenhouse will feature ten botanicals used in gin
Thomas Heatherwick has been chosen to design a distillery and visitor centre in Hampshire for Bombay Sapphire.
The project will see the renovation of a derelict mill sitting on a 2ha brownfield site near the grounds of Laverstoke Park.
Heatherwick said: “As the particular flavours of Bombay Sapphire gin are derived from ten botanicals, the centerpiece of the site is a glass house, within which visitors will experience the specific horticultural specimens infused in the spirit.
“The glass house, influenced by Britain’s rich heritage of glass house structures, will be two separate structures providing both a humid environment for spices that originate from the tropics, as well as a dry temperate zone for Mediterranean plants.”
Planning permission for the project was granted earlier this year and the distillery is due to open in autumn 2013.
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