Swinton Park insists on sustainable kitchen for £5.5m expansion

Swinton Park Country Club and Spa is insisting that the kitchen being installed as part of a £5.5 million project to expand its hospitality facilities is as environmentally-friendly as possible.

Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, Swinton Park is a 4-star luxury castle hotel set within a 20,000-acre estate near Masham in North Yorkshire.

The complex already incluedes a 31 room hotel housing the award-winning Samuel’s Restaurant and cookery school; a Bird of Prey Centre; nine hole golf course and a luxury campsite and bistro café.

The 2700 sqm extension will add a full service spa and 40-seat conservatory restaurant and coffee shop.

The owners are determined that the development of the business is as sustainable as possible. For example, carbon neutral wood chip boilers, using redundant timber from the estate, will generate heat and hot water for the whole site.

CHR Foodservice Equipment has won the contract to design and install the eco-friendly, locally sourced kitchen that will draw on local skills and materials.

“In keeping with the sustainable brief, we will be working with local tradespeople and ensuring that at least 80% of the equipment is British made and available within a 100 mile radius of Swinton Park. At the heart of the kitchen will be our own bespoke sustainable all-electric CHR Eco-Chef GB cooking block concept using fuel-efficient induction technology,” explains CHR’s Paul Neville.

“CHR’s Eco-Chef GB has been created to help reduce the amount of energy required to run a high-end kitchen operation. Each suite is fitted with a Smart meter to measure and monitor all the stoves we produce, which provides our clients with ‘real time’ information.  In every installation, the use of Eco-Chef GB has seen dramatic reductions in energy usage and, importantly, seen the ever increasing costs in utility bills reduce,” Neville continues.

Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, proprietor of Swinton Park adds: “We are thrilled to be able to move forward with this project, which will be a valuable asset to local businesses, communities and visitors alike. It is taking Swinton Park to another level within the tourism industry and expanding the offering of The Swinton Estate as a destination location.”





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