Service with a smile 21 February 2020 Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
In this week's issue...Service with a smile Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
Read More
Search
The Caterer

Whitbread opens green Premier Inn and Beefeater Grill

05 November 2010 by
Whitbread opens green Premier Inn and Beefeater Grill

Whitbread has opened its second sustainable Premier Inn hotel and the first low-energy Beefeater Grill in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, at a development cost of £6m.

The 60-bedroom hotel incorporates ground-source heat pumps, high-efficiency thermal insulation that reduces energy usage by 50%, and automated light controls. Energy-efficient kitchen equipment has also been installed, alongside rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling and solar panels to heat bath water.

Next door, the 220-seat Beefeater Grill, called the Acorn, is using an anaerobic digestion waste recycling scheme to transform food waster into green electricity and biofertiliser for local crops.

All 45 staff at the new hotel and restaurant have been trained to understand the technologies behind the design of the properties and to help with minimising everyday energy and water consumption.

There are currently more than 580 Premier Inns and over 140 Beefeater Grills across the UK.

Premier Inn to launch its first green hotel >>

Whitbread to open second green hotel >>

Roundtable on CRC energy efficiency scheme >>

By Janet Harmer

E-mail your comments to Janet Harmer here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!