Decision details

2 Riversmeet Leisure Centre: Energy Improvements Business Case

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To present a business case for energy-efficiency works at the Council-owned 2 Riversmeet Leisure Centre in Christchurch


RESOLVED that the application to the Green Futures Fund (as previously approved by the Future Infrastructure Board) for replacement of plant, installation of controls, energy monitoring system and replacement of pool covers at 2Riversmeet Leisure Centre for the sum of £478,500, be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Communities, Health and Leisure


Recent plant failures due to age and poor condition have jeopardised the operational capacity of the building to heat the areas of the centre and both pools. Further plant failures will potentially lead to the centre being unable to operate and loss of revenue. Replacing existing plant with modern, more efficient plant will also save money in running costs and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Furthermore, new plant provides the opportunity for more long-term low carbon solutions to be added in future, such as heat pumps, which the existing plant does not.

Report author: Neil Short

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Cabinet

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