News

29 May 2020

IT’S A RUM JOB…BUT SOMEONE’S GOT TO DO IT!

Building Consultancy


Overseeing construction of a new rum distillery in the Caribbean is the type of job many only dream of. But for Alex Gould of SHW’s building consultancy team, it recently became reality.



Alex was appointed by Renegade Rum to risk-assess the final stage of construction of the new distillery on Grenada ahead of a last tranche of fund-raising. This entailed regular trips to the sun-drenched island over a five-month period including a week-long stay in a villa in the hills.

 

Renegade is building the first rum distillery in the region for 15 years and aims to be a game-changer in the world of rum production. “They are reintroducing sugar cane to the island on a grand scale with new plantations in seven different terroirs or microclimates,” Alex says. “This provenance will be at the heart of the high-end rum that is produced.”

 

Mark Reynier, the man behind London-based Renegade, is no stranger to the world of spirits. He runs Waterford single malt whiskey distillery in Ireland and revived the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, Scotland. Backed by lead investor Mactaggart Family & Partners, he hopes to replicate the success of these brands with his US$20m rum distillery.

 

Alex, meanwhile, reflects on one of the most enjoyable projects of his career. “It has been an absolute privilege to be involved in such a significant and challenging project and contribute to its successful completion,” he says.  

 

Construction work on the distillery is expected to be completed imminently, with rum production commencing soon after.


back to newspreviousnext

Author

Alex Gould

Building Consultancy

Director

see more
More from this author

Subscribe for more

share this article

Related articles

23 July 2020

SHW assist West Sussex company supply PPE to the NHS

full story

6 May 2020

What steps should property managers take to ensure buildings are fire safe?

full story

24 March 2020

Building Regulations and Fire Safety

full story

24 January 2020

Record rental levels for 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster after refurbishment

full story

29 October 2019

Resurrection after fire – SHW Project Management

full story

25 October 2019

Building Consultancy case study - optimising estate assets

full story

19 June 2019

Shedding old warehousing for C21st reboot

full story

17 June 2019

SHW win major Grange Property Management tender

full story

13 May 2019

Protecting people from fire – providing assurance to our clients

full story

8 May 2019

Ensuring accurate insurance appraisal - Eastbourne

full story

19 March 2019

Trafalgar Place – balancing interests to maintain vibrancy

full story

28 February 2019

Project Management – Delivering client expectations

full story

To ensure we give you the best experience on our website we use Cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. However, if you continue without changing your settings we will presume you are happy to receive all cookies on the SHW website.

Continue