CHR gets the green light for sustainable project


CHR Foodservice Equipment has been called in to design and install a locally sourced eco kitchen at Swinton Park Country Club and Spa at Masham in North Yorkshire.

Last year Swinton Park applied for planning permission for a 2,700m2 extension to incorporate a full-service Country Club and Spa with a 40-seat conservatory restaurant and a coffee shop. The £5.5m project is now underway and CHR has been tasked with providing an environmentally friendly kitchen for the Grade 2 listed castle.

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.

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Paul Neville, sales director of CHR says: “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 100mile 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.”

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, which provides end users with ‘real time’ information.

Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, proprietor of Swinton Park said: “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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