Merlewood Holiday Apartments, Pool and Self Catering Cottages
Merlewood is an impressive hotel and spa getaway set in beautiful Cumbrian countryside. This leisure facility features a grand renovated historic house with new build self-catering holiday flats and cottages, and a swimming pool.
This project involved the restoration and renovation of an existing Grade II listed hall to provide 9 holiday apartments and a leisure club, a further 35 new build holiday apartments and 10 self catering cottages all within the extensive historic grounds for the Holiday Property Bond.
Through the construction supply chain, Rural Energy was contracted to provide a 500kW Herz BioMatic fuelled with wood chip. As often happens with construction supply chain projects the project management team at Rural Energy were commissioned, in this case to manage the provision of a hydraulic lifting lid to the fuel store alongside the installation of the biomass heating system.
At Merlewood resides a purpose built energy centre with a fuel store and plant room, housing the Herz BioMatic. This energy centre was built by the contractors working on the site renovation with specifications from Rural Energy’s design. The Project Management team liaised with contractors in order to supply and install the lifting fuel store lid ideal for wood chip deliveries.
The 500kW BioMatic now provides heating and hot water for the estate and leisure facilities.