Hendricks Gin Palace, the epitome of luxury at Grants Distillery

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The Challenge

Working with W Grants and the Hendricks brand team the challenge was to provide an ambiance within the gin palace that complements and enhances their playground for invention. Using a near invisible audio and entertainment system that would fill the dedicated spaces without compromising on the design element, the system had to be robust enough to handle different functions throughout the building. Hendricks needed the system to be spread over the building. Including the specialty ‘brand’ rooms, Hendricks wanted to maintain the quirky design throughout the Gin Palace with ambient sound and sleek design.

Project requirements:

  • Varying level of sound in zones
  • 4k video distribution throughout
  • Futureproof wired and wireless technology infrastructure
  • Atheistically pleasing
  • Good quality
  • Streamlined
  • Hardware and network security with remote monitoring
  • Can we have a quirky and unusual application of technology,
  • Lets make it eye catching but invisible?

The Solution, Attention to detail.

Lairds designed a building wide solution. A wired infrastructure that provides 4k video distribution, audio in the Brand rooms and secure Wifi. The Gin palace provides the users the ability to have presentations in the Theater.  Ramp it up with the audio in the bar and background music in the Lab. Simple control of the system is through the fully secure wireless network. There are even  BYOD facilities allow guests to present without the complications.

Discrete Technology

Today’s professional audio integration is more than merely filling a room with music. There is a tangible design element that’s a critical part of the space’s environment. The audio is meant to create a mood, elevate the senses and not distract from the designer’s vision and aesthetic goals. For over 10 years, the technicians at lairds have continually explored and refined the fine art of musical fidelity within a designed space, we managed to excel in this space with a combination of Sonance and their series of award-winning in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and Custom built, color coded speakers from Gallo Acoustics.

Trusted partners.

Lairds of Troon has worked with Sonance over a number of years from home projects to high end commercial builds. Our clients investment is in a quality product that will last for many years.
Sonance amps are the backbone of the Hendricks Gin palace audio system.

We were also privileged to work with Glasgow’s own Solus Lighting Solutions

Solus is a small team based in Glasgow with an enviable reputation for designing and installing world class cutting edge lighting solutions. The perfect partner to bring the Gin Palace to life.

Scotland’s Gallo Acoustics.

Lairds also worked with Gallo Acoustics , the uncompromising quality of their products and knowing that they can be trusted within this environment combined with the color customizing options made this the best speaker to use in the glasshouse of the Gin Palace. And they look and sound amazing!

Cutting edge video technology

The Gin palace also has an amazing 4k Video distribution system  from Wyrestorm. In the bar area there is a custom built mirrored glass frame hiding the video display. The Quirky theater next door has a classic projection system and 4k.  We also have a custom built retro mobile video platform!


    • Bar Area – 8 Sonance VP66R
    • Lesleys Lab – 4 Sonance VP66R
    • Lecture Theatre – 6 Sonance VP66R
    • Corridors – 16 Sonance VP66R
    • Brand WCs – Sonance VP66R
    • 2 x Sonance 12.50 Amp
    • Glasshouse – 4 x Gallo Acoustic A’Diva Color Coded Speakers
    • Yamaha Musiccast Amps.
    • Ruckus Wifi
    • Ruckus Networking
    • Remote support platform
    • Wyrestorm 4K video distribution
    • 4k Projection and cinema screen
    • Magic Mirror Optics From VirtualOn

See more with the Amazing  Michael Lairds Architects Gin Palace

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Give Lairds a call today and we can discuss your requirements.

We make sure you have the system that is right for you, your aspirations, and the way you live your life.

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