Isle of Arran Distillers

  • Quantum celebrate completion of
    Lagg Distillery Project

    Working directly as Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager for Isle of Arran Distillers between 2016 to 2019, we worked closely with the client and team to successfully complete the new Distillery Project at Lagg, which included the construction of a new Distillery, Visitor Centre & Warehouses.

the project

Considerate & Innovative

We commercially managed all aspects of the £14m budget by conducting a thorough tender exercise and value engineering exercise to ensure that the budget was met. We then implemented various cost control measures at post-contract stage.

The building had various key design features such as a roof shaped in line with the Goat Fell mountain with a sedum green roof finish and has received various awards for its innovative yet economic design.


Collaborative & Motivated

A challenge which we had to overcome as a team was to co-ordinate three separate contractors that were working within the one building zone, i.e. Shell & Core package, Visitor Centre fit-out works and the Distillery fit out works. The SBCC form of contract was used on some of the contracts however we enjoyed learning about and utilising a new form of contract, i.e. MF/1 Contact, when setting up and agreeing the Distillery fit out contract with Forsyths from Speyside.

We also worked in conjunction with the client to successfully secure the FPMC Grant for the project.


Project:  Lagg Distillery, Warehouse & Visitor Centre Project
Quantum Solutions Role:  Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor


“Quantum Solutions are an extremely professional company with as first-rate client focused approach. We have always found them to be extremely efficient with an excellent eye for detail.

We would happily recommend them to any potential client.”


“Quantum Solutions were recommended to me by the Auchrannie Resort on the island, and subsequently I have appointed them to provide Project Management and Quantity Surveying services for our new Distillery, Visitor Centre and Warehouse project at Lagg.

I am both impressed and delighted at how well Richard Neilson and his team are handling the process. Everything is well organised and under control, and I have found Richard to be superb to deal with. He is an excellent communicator, with a very transparent style of project management which I particularly like. His enthusiasm for our project is clear and he is always very willing to assist with any queries we may have. Quantum have been involved with us now since September 2015, and it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience.

Without much personal involvement in the construction sector, I needed a company I could trust 100% to deliver and I have no doubt whatsoever I have found that in Quantum. The efficiency in which they are carrying out our project is quite remarkable and we are well on track for our planned completion date next year. I therefore highly recommend Quantum Solutions in both capacities of Project Management and Quantity Surveying.”

Lagg Distillery

Euan Mitchell - Managing Director, Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd