Installation of high-performance aluminium fenestration solutions at Grantley Hall in North Yorkshire has helped the recently renovated and extended luxury Hotel to achieve carbon neutral status.
After buying the dilapidated 17th century mansion, which had been empty for 6 years, new owner Valeria Sykes, was determined to restore the stunning Grade II listed building to its former glory. The result is one of the most opulent 5-star hotels in the UK, providing luxury accommodation plus a new build 5 Bubble Luxury status spa and wellness retreat.
A key challenge of the project was to minimise the impact of the new extension on the existing listed building. With all the original windows in the hall sympathetically restored, it was vital that the fenestration package for the new spa building was appropriate in terms of both aesthetics and performance. The slim sightlines offered by Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall provided the ideal solution and were perfectly complemented by Senior’s high-performance SPW501 commercial doors and patented low U-value PURe® aluminium windows.
Close cooperation between designers at Bowman Riley, the building team at R N Wooler and Senior’s supply chain partner Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd, allowed the hotel to trade 12 months ahead of schedule. Even more impressive, both the Grade II listed building and the new spa building achieved carbon neutral status thanks to the installation of a ground source heat recovery system, and Senior’s exceptionally thermally efficient aluminium fenestration products which contributed to the overall energy-efficiency of the scheme.
Grantly Hall was opened in the summer of 2019 as a member of the ‘Relais Chateaux’ luxury Hotel Association and as truly the Jewel in Yorkshire’s crown.
Ripon, North Yorkshire
R N Wooler
Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd