ISG has secured a contract to construct a new single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This £5.8m project, from client Newmake, will be developed close to the Scottish Parliament building.

An existing three-storey warehouse will be redeveloped as part of the project, and it will feature three floors of storerooms and offices.

Called the Holyrood Distillery, the project will include a 12,379ft2 distillery, visitor centre and shop near Holyrood Park. The distillery will feature a steel-framed  extension along with an existing traditional stone masonry wall fronting. Designed by architect 7N, the two-storey extension will also have charred timber.

“This is a great addition to the vibrant niche drinks manufacturing scene in Edinburgh.”

The distillery will illustrate the seasoning of the barrels through the complete production process of whisky. Its glazed screens will offer a view of Salisbury Crags from the tasting room.

Holyrood Distillery co-founder Rob Carpenter said: “We were aware of ISG’s extensive experience in the whisky industry and couldn’t have found a better partner for the delivery of our new venture in Edinburgh.”

ISG North and Scotland business managing director Andy McLinden said: “This is a great addition to the vibrant niche drinks manufacturing scene in Edinburgh and will undoubtedly become a popular tourist destination in 2019 and beyond.”

Under the contract terms, ISG will also carry out landscaping.

ISG’s portfolio in the drinks segment includes an expansion project of Bruichladdich Distillery located on the Isle of Islay.