Captain Morgan Rum Distillery

Project at a Glance

St. Croix, USVI


Benton Design Team

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Design-build distillery and lab space developed in collaboration with Diageo’s laboratory team
  • Construction of microbiology and chemistry labs with supporting laboratory infrastructure
  • Extensive self-perform work on various civil projects across the campus

To support enhanced Captain Morgan Rum operations at their campus, Diageo embarked on the design-build construction of their new distillery buildings. The construction team worked closely with Diageo’s laboratory team to develop a suitable space for maximum functionality. An efficient layout for their microbiology and chemistry labs was designed and constructed on a fast-track schedule, featuring a fume hood, eye wash stations and specialty cabinetry for equipment protection. The building also incorporates necessary warehouse space, spare parts storage, a boiler control room, a loading ramp and a platform, among other support areas.

This project was just one of many design-build projects for Diageo, including an administration building, barrel warehouses, visitor’s center, barrel filling and dumping building, LPG storage and civil work for a 4.3 MW CHP power plant. The team’s self-perform crews were contracted to complete numerous civil projects on the Diageo campus, including foundations for two four-million-gallon molasses tanks, external pipe racks, cooling tower foundations and additional concrete work.

Project completed by J. Benton Construction, LLC—Consigli’s Caribbean partner.