Customer Project: Macallan Distillery, Scotland

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After three years of construction, the new production of the renowned Scottish whisky maker Macallan was completed in May 2018. The company building has a spectacular roof structure which fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. The green roof spans over a length of more than 200 m. It consists of five domes with tapered off canopy.

WIEHAG GmbH used RSTAB to perform the structural analysis of the timber roof structure. Moreover, the company was in charge of the planning, manufacturing and assembly of the roof.

The overall dimensions of the new distillery amount to 207 m x 63 m. The roof height varies from approx. 3 m on the eave up to approx. 15 m at the top. Four domes of equal height are arranged within the production, a fifth higher dome in the show room with flat roof and visitor centre. Altogether, 1800 glulam beams were used in the roof. The entire structure is supported on a steel frame substructure provided by the customer which is positioned on a concrete floor slab.

Client: Edrington Group |

General Contractor: Robertson Construction Group |

Engineering: Arup |

Timber Roof Structure and Engineering: WIEHAG GmbH |

Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners |

Steel Substructure: SHS Stahlverarbeitung GmbH

Photos and model: © by Mark Power Magnum Photos


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