Morrison secures contract to transform former whisky site
The HALO aims to regenerate the Ayrshire town
Morrison Construction has been appointed main contractor for the first phase of a £63 million plan to regenerate the site of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock.
The company will build the HALO project’s enterprise and innovation hub which will develop skills in digital and cyber businesses.
Morrison won a comprehensive procurement process and will start work at the end of this month on the 45,635 sq. ft hub. It is expected to be completed by January 2021 with about 700 construction workers on the 23 acre site throughout construction.
Last year, the HALO announced ScottishPower as its headline sponsor and also partnered with Barclays to develop the entrepreneurship and employability skills of young people and adults across Scotland.
Diagon stopped bottling Johnnie Walker whisky at the site in 2012, ending a 192-year link with the town.