To support this, one of DesignBox's initial work has focused on the Green Keeping Facility which has recently completed. This is a simple and economical steel portal shed on a concrete slab. It is designed to give as much light, access and flexibility as possible to the many tasks the Green Keeping team will need to do both inside and outside the building, as well as on the course.
Islay is a relatively remote location so anything required off the island can take a little time. The Machrie has looked to overcome this by equipping the facility with all the key machinery, plant and skilled personnel required to make it self sufficient.
Large roller shutter doors allow for tractors, trailers and the storage of bulk materials. They also allow the building to open and connect to the forecourt where the team can work outside.
The Golf Links are due to be ready in time for the 2017 Golf season. The Hotel is scheduled to open in the following year. In its regeneration, the Machrie is becoming a very exciting place.