Penderyn plans to build a second distillery
News, pictures and drafts featuring the project in Swansea
In 2016 plans of the Welsh whisky distillery Penderyn had been announced to build a second distillery and a visitor center in Swansea. The project will be realized on the site of former Hafod Morfa Copperworks. Some of the historic facilities are still standing and listed buildings today. Now Penderyn has published an update of its plans.
The project is supported by the local authorities which are happy to see a future destination for the vacant site at the banks of the River Taw. Since 1960 it has been unused and in future it will not only be the home of a distillery with visitor center, tasting rooms, exhibition, shop, bar and conference rooms, but also recreation areas for the public, restaurants and sport facilities.
The Swansea City Council has secured £3.5 mio funding from the National Lottery for the development of this project and to reawake this part of the coastal town. The distillery will not only create new jobs but also help boosting the tourism. The distillery itself will be build in the former powerhouse of Hafod Morfa Copperworks. Once a clock tower was part of it and the plans include the rebuilding of this historic as well. The opening of the distillery is planned for 2021.
Thanks to Penderyn Distillery for the following pictures and drafts that give a historic, present and future insight if the site.