Ongoing work to install measures to improve the energy efficiency of Todmorden Sports Centre is on track, with important work to improve the swimming pool systems taking place soon.
From Monday 31 October, the swimming pool and the Premier Suite spa facilities at the centre will be closed for four weeks to allow for the replacement of thetraditional sand filters with a modern microfiltration system. These ceramic filters use less water, less electricity, fewer chemicals and result in better water quality.
This is part of a wider project to reduce the carbon impact of the building, using funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
The project involves removing the existing gas fired heating system, which had reached the end of its life, and replacing it with air source heat pumps, the installation of solar panels and the provision of a new sub-station.
The decarbonisation work at Todmorden Sports Centre is funded by £1.7million from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A further Council contribution of £350,000 will support the project.