Decision details

Bulmershe Leisure Centre Future Options

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider whether to refurbish or rebuild Bulmershe Leisure Centre



1)        subject to agreement to confirm Capital Spend within the 2017/8 budget, Bulmershe Leisure Centre will be demolished and replaced with a new build leisure facility containing sports hall; swimming pools, gym and fitness studio, as per Option 2, subject to 2) below.  Also, subject to agreement above, to agree timescales, the closure of the current centre being no later than at the end of the current management contract with 1 Life as of 30th April 2018, starting on the demolition during May 2018;


2)        it be noted that confirmation will be required on whether to build the main 25m swimming pool with 6 or 8 lanes. It is recommended that a 6 lane facility is built.  The projected revenue income shows little difference to the 8 lane pool but substantial difference in capital costs.


3)        the release of S106 developer contributions towards the cost of the scheme up to the value of the project budget be approved. £870k of developer contributions have been identified to date.


Wards Affected: Bulmershe and Whitegates;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC892

Contact: Email: Tel: 0118 908 8293.

Publication date: 24/11/2016

Date of decision: 24/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2016 - Executive

Effective from: 03/12/2016

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