Major Leisure Development to Create 25 New Local Jobs

11 November 2014 – Planners have approved Swinton Park’s application for a major 2,700m2 extension to comprise a full-service Country Club and Spa.

The only of its kind in the area, the £5.5 million project will create 25 new full-time jobs and will include an indoor swimming pool and full spa and fitness facilities. The spa and health club will be open to Swinton Park and Swinton Bivouac guests, treatment and spa day visitors and club members.

The development combines the sympathetic restoration of traditional workshops and garden buildings that are adjacent to the Grade 2 listed castle, along with the creation of a new, contemporary wing to be built within the walled garden. Carbon neutral wood chip boilers, using redundant timber from the estate, will generate heat and hot water for the whole site.

In addition, there will be a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop, whose patrons can also enjoy the 200 acres of surrounding parkland, lakes and gardens. The Country Club will afford access to activities on the wider 20,000 acre Swinton Estate including cycling, walking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, falconry and riding.

Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, Proprietor of Swinton Park says, “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. We hope it will enable Swinton Park to realise its full potential within the tourism industry.”

For further information please visit www.swintonpark.com or call 01765 680 900.

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