Work starts on £9.5m Rudding Park Hotel spa complex

Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate is set to commence work on its new spa extension with support from its new bankers at Santander Corporate and Commercial.

The new spa extension will enhance the existing facilities including a 90 bedroom 4 red star hotel, 2 AA rosette Clocktower restaurant, existing spa, gym, cinema, wedding, conference and events venue, 18 Hole Hawtree Course, six hole par 3three Repton Short Course, Golf Academy and Rudding Holiday Park.

The Grade I Regency house and surrounding parkland has undergone constant and extensive development over the last 20 years and the owners continue to reinvest in the property with the new Spa facilities the latest addition to the business.

The new Spa will recapture Harrogate’s Victorian heritage as a destination for spa treatments and luxury. A feature of the new spa extension will be a roof top garden with outdoor treatment areas, hot tubs and a hydrotherapy pool all with views over the grounds.

Rasual and Sauna areas are complemented by a new retail and beauty area, heat cabin experiences, 11 treatment rooms and a new restaurant. The facilities will be available to guests staying at the hotel and also to day guests. A limited number of exclusive annual memberships will also be available.

Peter Banks, managing director at Rudding Park said: “We are delighted to be working with Santander on the next exciting phase of the development of Rudding Park. Together we will produce a destination Spa that will recapture Harrogate’s Spa heritage.

“Alastair and the team at Santander have been very flexible and helpful in funding this fantastic project and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming years.”

Alastair Morris, relationship director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We are both delighted and extremely proud to have been chosen by the Board at Rudding Park to be their new Bankers and support this project. Rudding Park has an enviable reputation and is recognised far beyond Yorkshire for excellent service and understated luxury.

“The winner of over 100 awards underpins the quality of the operation and especially its people. The new development has been sympathetically designed and we have no doubt it will be a huge success.”

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till advised Santander on the deal and were led by Head of Banking & Finance, Nick Bell, supported by Director Tom Whiteside on property matters and senior solicitor Niamh Batterton on the construction aspects.

Nick said: “We are delighted to have been able to advise Santander on the new facilities for the development of the Spa extension at Rudding Park undoubtedly one of the leading hotels in the region.

“This deal further enhances our reputation as experts in the hotel and leisure sector and we look forward to working with Santander in the future.”


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