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Not only is the Orton Grange complex heated by our biomass boiler, we have two wind turbines. The two provide power not only for the Orton Grange complex, but also for Gray's Boarding Kennels nearby. Any surplus electricity will be fed in to the National Grid.
And to make the project even greener, all electricity used when the wind isn't blowing will be derived from sustainable sources.
Construction of turbine 2
Work goes on  Something that our customers will, perhaps, find even more interesting is our tie-up with Cumbrian food champions Cranstons to create a food hall at Orton Grange. Shoppers can enjoy Cranstons' renowned range of quality locally farmed meats along with fresh fruit and vegetables, and a selection of food and drink lines supplied by scores of Cumbrian producers.The food hall was opened by 91 year old  Harry Tiffin who used to be a tractorman at Orton Grange. He cut a ribbon of Cumberland sausage.

We appreciate the support of the Rural Development Programme for England, without whose help the food hall project would not have been possible. To find out more about the RDPE, click on their logo below.

The food hall will take the number of people employed at Orton Grange, both full-time and part-time, to around 40. Diversification has meant that Orton Grange has become an important factor in the local economy. The link with Cranstons which is renowned for its quality can only enhance that
Crowds at the opening
The turbine with the fells in the distance                  RDPE logo
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