Ecology & Sustainability

Learn about the Ecological aspects of Laverstoke Mill, and the sustainable measures used to produce our gin.

BREEAM Accreditation at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

In building a modern distillery at Laverstoke Mill every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the processes and buildings are as sustainable and efficient as possible. In recognition of this the distillery was awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014. BREEAM, the world’s leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings, sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the measurement used to describe a building’s environmental performance. In 2013, Laverstoke Mill became the first distillery and first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ design-stage BREEAM accreditation for its distillery process buildings. These proposals of design-stage sustainability measures have been carried forward into construction and completion.

Sustainability measures that contributed to BREEAM Award


Renewable and low carbon energy provided by photovoltaic array & hydro-electric turbine in the River Test giving carbon savings of 38%


A Biomass boiler provides heat and hot water using local, sustainably sourced wood chips as a fuel source


Throughout construction key building materials, including bricks & roof tiles were recycled and reused from demolished buildings


Rainwater harvesting and flow restricted water devices specified throughout the site


EPC rating of ‘A’ – CO2 Index of 14


Building related Carbon Emissions less than 4kgCO2/m2

Tours & Experiences

Discover the home of Bombay Sapphire gin on an experience to suit your interests.

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the horticultural experience
the horticultural experience

Tours & Experiences

Discover the home of Bombay Sapphire gin on an experience to suit your interests. Choose from one of the many experiences we have on offer, don’t forget that gift vouchers are available from the online shop.

meetings & events

Meetings & Events

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is available for hire for corporate events, meetings, banquets, private parties, wedding receptions and more. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery for your event, and enjoy our delicious cocktail range as part of your experience.

While production of Bombay Sapphire gin continues as normal, we are sorry to announce that until Sunday 19th July 2020 inclusive, the Bombay Sapphire Visitor Centre will be cancelling all tours and events as well as closing our shop, bar and café due to the evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. All tickets purchased for visits up to and including 19th July 2020 will be refunded back to the original purchase method or rebooked. We are constantly evaluating the situation and in contact with local officials, and we will update you when tours resume. Any extension to this closure date will be communicated with at least one week’s notice. The safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority, and we thank you for your patience.