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Whisky Bond, Gorgie, Edinburgh : Architecture
North British Distillery Company whisky bonded warehouses, Gorgie
Whisky Bond Gorgie
North British Distillery
Redevelopment Due to complete Nov 2007
Original architect: William Kininmonth
Location: Westfield Road, Gorgie
Keppie Design submitted plans Jun 2007 for erection of Retail (Class 1) development with related access, service area, and car parking at Land To Rear Of 5 – 37 Westfield Road for Forrest Development Ltd The North British Distillery Co
Whisky Bond, Gorgie
Demolition of this building Oct-Dec 2006
The North British Distillery Company has owned the large concrete whisky bonded warehouses by architect William Kininmonth on Westfield Road, Gorgie, since the 1950s.
The Whisky Bonds are set to be demolished to allow the Distillery Company to concentrate its warehousing operations at its base in Addiewell, West Lothian.
The Distillers had a “preferred developer” for the Westfield Road site, but Tesco put in its own planning application for the land, proposing a 24-hour 67,000sq ft store development in the Westfield Road area.
Landmark Bond Demo
Powerful Modern whisky warehouse set to be replaced by Sainsbury’s
In Jan 2003 Malcolm Fraser attacked plans to tear down the North British Distillery Company (NBDC) warehouse in Gorgie to make way for a £30m development in Westfield Road, namely a Sainsbury’s supermarket, shops, 28 homes and a restaurant. A pedestrianised street is proposed from Gorgie Road to the supermarket entry.
Forrest Developments, and NBDC, which is transferring its storage facilities out of Edinburgh, submitted a planning application with Edinburgh City Council.
News Extract re Edinburgh Whisky Bond from 2002:
Powerful forms of Gorgie Whisky Bonds are set to be demolished despite support by Malcolm Fraser
Edinburgh Whisky Bond – Leith
Gorgie Whisky Bond architect : the late William Kininmonth, Edinburgh
Gorgie building – Westfield development
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