John Paul Construction

Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery and Visitor Centre

The project involves the faithful restoration of the protected 18th Century St. James’s Church, including a new steeple and coordination and installation of Client Whiskey Distills. Construction of a new 3 storey visitor centre and conversion of the four adjoining properties to the front of St. James’s Church into tea rooms, conference rooms and support offices for the visitor centre.


  • Faithful restoration of the listed 18th Century St. James’s Church
  • Installation of a new glazed spire
  • Conversion of the Church into a whiskey distillery including co-ordination and installation of Client whiskey distills
  • Construction of a new visitors centre
  • Refurbishment of existing houses to the front of St. James’s Church into tea rooms, conference rooms and support facilities for the visitor centre
  • Best Exterior Design Award – Architecture & Building Expo 2017
  • Highly Commended Interior and Fitout – Architecture & Building Expo 2017