Johnnie Walker Experience: Princes Street, Edinburgh

Ancorite Surface Protection is proud to have been involved in the delivery of the prestigious floor finishes package for Diageo’s flagship Johnnie Walker Visitor Experience, located on Princes Street in the heart of Edinburgh.


Working with the client’s Project team, Architects Simpson & Brown and BRC – and main contractor BAM – Ancorite was tasked to realise a stunning conceptual vision that would turn the former landmark department store building into a modern and interactive space, whilst retaining its original elegance.


The flooring package developed by the Design team needed to meet the varied challenges that this old eight-level floor building presented. The team opted for CPG Flowcrete as the preferred manufacturer due to its product range, which offered a varied and comprehensive system from initial subfloor renovation to final high-end aesthetic resin finishes.


The floor systems installed started with the renovation of the sub floor and Flowcrete K screed and Isocrete systems were used to repair and level the floors throughout the whole building.


The floor finishes specified for the prestigious visitor areas and main feature staircase were required to be of a high aesthetic quality, be hard wearing and easily maintained. The system had to be versatile so it could be formed seamlessly to the large floor areas, as well as be suitable to be manufactured accurately to create nearly two hundred precast stair treads, risers and nosings.


The Flowcrete Mondeco Resin Terrazzo system was chosen as it offered all of the above and more.


Utilising different terrazzo colours and solid brass inlays, the system delivered a beautiful floor that accentuated the quality and style of the build throughout.


In addition, Ancorite was also tasked with several specific floor systems to meet other site requirements – from comfort floor resin to the whisky tasting bar room and visitor areas, to anti-static floor to the whisky cellar area and general plant room, and epoxy floor finishes to the back of house.


For more information on this project or to discuss how we can help, please get in touch with the team. and construction