Marisco Winery - Stages 1 & 2

Being the second time that Robinson Construction have built a winery for this winemaker, we knew that it would be full of innovative design ideas and construction techniques.  Stage one of the project was constructed entirely underground and consists of tunnel walkways for all the pipework services. 

Stage two being the main winery building, started in mid 2009 and had to be operational on time so that the first vintage could take place in March 2010.  Vintage went well, and the building work continued afterwards to finalise stage two. 

Dates: Stage 1: 2008 - 2009
Stage 2: 2009 - 2010
Project Designer: Maggie Carroll Architect
Type of Building: Industrial
Size of Building: 6800m2
Building Detail: Concrete underground service tunnels, concrete floor, tilt panel construction with gabion baskets on exterior walls, stainless steel wine tanks, kingspan roof and ceiling with full length skylights.
Challenges: Along with cutting edge technology and new design ideas, comes innovative on the job 'fixes' as any problems arise.  Construction over winter when working below both ground level & the water table.