Historic Dwelling Converted Into Luxury Hotel & Spa

April 16th, 2012 | Posted by: admin

Raithwaite Hall is a prestigious 5 star hotel in Whitby nestled within 80 acres of countryside set back on the cliff tops at Sandsend on the borders of Scarborough Council & The North York Moors National Park.

The land was acquired by the property & leisure group Skelwith in 2006, although the development took some time to approve due to the complexity of its location. The thirty million pound conversion was finally agreed in 2009 and work began to convert this historic dwelling into a 42 bedroom luxury hotel and spa in 2010.

Kings Security Systems were appointed by Morfitts to carry out the installation of electronic security and surveillance. Work began in December 2010 to install a CCTV System which comprised of external fixed domes with infra red lighting and external fixed cameras mounted on columns surrounding the parking area. An Intruder alarm was also installed to protect the perimeter of the building together with a fire and disabled refuge system.

This remarkable property has had quite a history. Originally home to the Pyman family, 19th Century sail and steamship owners, it passed to wealthy shipping tycoon William Headlam in 1939 to be used as his home and offices. Mr Headlam left the estate and multi million pound fortune to his nurse Trudi Tanner in 1991, making her the richest woman in Britain.

Miss Tanner retired from the estate in 2006, after which time the land was acquired by North Yorkshire property developers ‘The Skelwith Group’ who sought to convert it.

Having worked with Morfitts before they trusted our attention to detail and quality of workmanship so had little hesitation awarding these contracts.  We were also able to be extremely competitive in our pricing as we are able to carry out the multiple disciplines required.

Paul Thompson, Electrical Project Engineer, LR Morfitts commented “the project management and quality of installation from Kings was superb, we find them to be a great company to work with.”

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