Creating a greener property

"Our commitment to the environment

Here at the Waterside, we are committed to helping the environment and caring for our planet, thinking of future generations. As a planet, we are faced with the pressing issue of finding new ways to live sustainably. Behind the scenes, we have been working on initiatives to reduce our environmental impact."
Chris, Facilities Director

At the Waterside, we recognise the impact of our business on the environment and are committed to operating the hotel and leisure club in a way that ensures environmental sustainability.

It is our policy to purchase only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Where possible, we use local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. All our meat is British and we use Fairtrade produce whenever we can.

Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5WZ


Fruit and Veg - 1.5 miles
Butchery - 1.2 miles
Tea and Coffee - 2 miles


All the waste produced is recycled to be made into everyday objects, the non recyclable waste is turned into bio fuel meaning 100% of our waste is diverted from landfill.


All electricity that is procured is ‘Green’ energy. We keep lighting in all public areas to a minimum overnight. We have replaced over 95% of our lighting to LED.


Our installed CHP unit is used for supplying power to the Waterside and hot water to heat our swimming pool through highly efficient heat and power generation.


We regularly check all our equipment to ensure it is running as efficiently as possible, reducing consumption of power, minimising breakdowns and the need to call out engineers.


We replace the linen with fresh every 4 days and only change the towels if you leave them on the floor, reducing the amount of linen sent for washing.


We have installed water saving features into all our toilets to ensure the minimum amount of water is used per flush. Our public toilet taps turn off automatically.