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Sustainability

Our Sustainability Statement

Updated September 2023

Sustainability is one of Hope Street Hotel’s key values. We restore, re-purpose, reduce and recycle, buying local where possible and supporting ethical brands. We work to ensure that we are as effective as possible, delivering a sustainable business to support the community for many years to come, treating every pound as our own.

Some of our eco-friendly features are listed below:
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Waste and recycling

We work closely with our waste companies ensuring that 100% of our waste is diverted from landfill. The majority of our waste, on average 70%, is recycled with the remainder being converted into electricity to power homes.
We separate our food waste. Whilst food is biodegradable in landfill, it produces large amounts of carbon dioxide. Separating it allows our waste provider to put it through the environmentally friendly process of anaerobic digestion which produces biogas to generate renewable energy and biofertilizer which can replace fossil fuel derived fertilisers. 

We have committed to becoming paperless-
We have an in-bedroom TV portal system that interactively displays all hotel information avoiding the need for in-room printed materials.
Where possible in-house training, systems and procedures have been moved online
Guest feedback and surveys are now completed via an online system.

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Energy efficiency

  • We have installed eco-friendly boilers and air conditioning units.
  • We have installed two air-source heat pumps - a much greener solution for heating water
  • External, back of house lighting is operated by energy-saving sensors.
  • We have a ‘power-off’ policy in all office and back of house areas.
  • We have installed a Buildings Management System that allows us to efficiently manage heating and air circulation.
  • Our public areas have purposely been designed to be filled with natural light, reducing the amount of artificial lighting required.

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Water efficiency

Our rooms have toilets with dual flushes.
Our shower heads and taps are aerated to reduce water consumption.
Where possible, cleaning products are eco-friendly.
Micro-fibre cloths are used throughout to reduce water usage.

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Our in-house toiletries are Temple Spa and has been chosen for its all-round ethical gorgeousness. See their sustainability statement here.
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Food miles

  • We are committed to working with local food suppliers that are based within 100 miles. 
  • We have long standing relationships with local companies including Liverpool Cheese Company (who partner with The London Carriage Works for regular and sell-out cheese and wine events), Lakes Speciality Foods, (Kendal) for meat, Robert Wellock and Son, (Lancashire) for potatoes Smithy’s Mushrooms (Ormskirk), Sailbrand (Huddersfield) for fish and Ribble Farm (Preston) for prepared vegetables. 
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Historic listed buildings and hotel development

Hope Street Hotel’s phases one (completed in 2004) and three (completed in 2021) are housed in historic listed buildings and much consideration has been given to the reuse of original materials bringing them back into full sustainable use including:
Original brickwork, pitch pine beams, cast iron columns cleaned, restored and left exposed contributing to the hotel’s city chic design.
Original stonework cleaned restored and exposed.
Sandstone and Portland stone from the exterior of the Blind School reused in feature walls in our spa.
Original handrails from stairwells restored and reused in the spa.
Original 1930s parquet flooring rescued, refurbished and reused in 16 bedrooms – approximately 400 square meters.

  • Our first expansion (completed in 2009 – we call it Phase 2) saw the hotel extend next door into a 1960s’ police station. Instead of demolishing the station, an ambitious award-winning design was drawn up for its re-use and the structurally sound reinforced concrete framework was incorporated into the extension’s design, dramatically reducing environmental impact.
  • All the timber used in the building’s construction was bought from sustainable sources, and all the paints used in our interiors are environmentally friendly.
  • All hotel corridors are carpeted with seagrass – an eco-friendly option that is both sustainable and biodegradable.
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Flowers and trees

We are a city centre hotel with limited outdoor space. Wherever possible, trees and planters have been introduced to terraces, gantries and roofs and filled with bee-loving flowers and plants.

Green team

  • Our environmental policy is part of our staff handbook and is included in our staff induction and staff training:
  • We are developing ‘Green Champions’ for all key departments – to help drive our sustainability agenda.
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Local community

  • We regularly donate auction prizes to help local charities to fundraise and we continue to work with local charities including Mytime - providing complimentary respite stays to carers.
  • We hold recruitment days for local employees and recruit apprentices from local colleges.
  • We offer work experience for school and college students.