Diageo Barrel Warehouse
The Diageo Barrel Warehouse complex features 2 warehouse buildings containing 202,000 square feet of wooden barrel storage for the aging of Captain Morgan Rum. As a high-hazard type of storage, fire safety features were a significant consideration within the design of the warehouse buildings. Also on the site is a 4,900 s.f. utility building and above-ground cistern, and 850 s.f. security office building with associated forklift service bays.
The complex is the first LEED certified project in the U.S. Virgin Islands, garnering a LEED Silver designation. Sustainable features include thoughtful stormwater management, cisterned storage of all water, daylighting of the warehouses, use of recycled materials, and use of natural ventilation.