Edinburgh welcomes whisky galore

05/07/2020

Edinburgh welcomes whisky galore

Historic Princes Street in Edinburgh is the new home of a £150m investment, that will be the focal point for whisky devotees from all over the globe. This Johnnie Walker visitor centre will employ 160 people in a wide variety of roles across this well-positioned 7-floor building, that has been extensively refurbished and will pay homage to Scotch whisky, that can trace its proud roots back to at least 1494.

Sympathetically converted, this flexible space offers retail opportunities, a multi-sensory experience that will take visitors on the brands 200 year history and will incorporate an academy. This learning hub has the ambition of creating opportunities to promote best practise and will give unemployed people the opportunity to gain skills to aid them to gain employment in the wider industry.

Grundfos Pumps are delighted to add this development to their extensive portfolio of projects that support many of Scotland’s heritage sites. Working with Harley Haddow who designed the M&E element of the project and FES Stirling who were the contractors, Grundfos supplied the complete HVAC system as well as delivering the peace of mind fire system.

Whisky is so much more than the sum of its parts and now this ‘water of life’ will have its very own centre of excellence as it begins its next bicentenary.