Lodore Falls Hotel – Keswick

The Lodore Falls Hotel resides in 40 acres of grounds, looking out on to Derwentwater, surrounded by the picturesque Lake District Mountains. The 200 year old Lakeland slate built hotel accommodates 69 en-suite bedrooms, 6 conference rooms, restaurant, spa, outdoor hot tub, indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel was not supplied by mains gas and running two costly 300kW oil boilers to provide heat and hot water for the hotel and staff block. The management teamĀ from the hotel wanted to reduce their heating bills and benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

The boiler house and wood chip store were to be located away from the main hotel and were to take precedence overĀ the run-down garages close to the lake to give easy access for fuel delivery and minimal disruption to the hotel throughout the installation process.

The solution was to install a 700kW biomass boiler and 200m of district heat piping. Our experienced installation team worked closely with hotel operations and the local council to ensure the project was granted the relevant planning/road permissions. District heating pipe was installed from the lake side boiler house, across the road, through the car park and up to the main hotel. A part road closure was granted by the Council to allow the excavation and installation team to cross the road.

The stunning boiler house and wood chip store was cedar clad and hidden from hotel view. To prevent future flood risk, the boiler house floor was raised.