Leisure Energy are working with Freedom Leisure, Swansea Council and our sister company Clarkson Alliance to help improve 5 community leisure centres within the city.
“Work has started on a multi-million pound project to revamp some of Swansea’s most high-profile leisure facilities.
£5.1m is being invested by Swansea Council to bring new life and vitality to the LC Swansea and the city’s five community leisure centres.
The partnership approach will see a further £600,000 invested by Freedom Leisure, the not-for-profit leisure trust that runs the facilities for the council.
The overhaul and works programme, which will benefit tens of thousands of customers, is being managed by experienced project management business Clarkson Alliance.
Energy efficiency measures are being installed by Leisure Energy, an award-winning company dedicated to helping the leisure industry reduce costs and environmental impact.
Investments will include a full upgrade of gym facilities at the LC Swansea with the creation of a new functional training zone. In the autumn there will be a modern re-working of the food and drink offering.
The centres benefiting along with the city centre LC Swansea are those at Bishopston, Morriston, Cefn Hengoed, Penlan and Penyrheol. The improvements are being complemented by the introduction of high-spec Technogym equipment within renewed and refurbished fitness suites across the facilities.”
Read the full article on the Council’s website: Swansea article
Climate change is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially in light of the recent demonstrations in London and Greta Thunberg’s visit to parliament. We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and save our planet.
An excellent example is at Swansea, where Freedom Leisure, Swansea Council’s leisure operator, have begun to implement a programme of energy saving measures to reduce the carbon footprint across several of the leisure centres within their contract.
As a result they have given the go ahead for their energy saving partner, Leisure Energy, to install green technologies and systems within the facilities.
Energy savings are estimated to reduce carbon emissions across the facilities by nearly 500 tonnes per year. This is equivalent to taking 100 cars off the road or saving the entire energy use of an average house for almost 40 years!
One of the examples of their energy saving measures is the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof at Morriston Leisure Centre which has already been completed, and they are generating their own electricity. After the first month of operation valuable savings are already being realised equivalent to 400 hours of usage of an LCD TV.
Additionally, the mounting of solar thermal panels at Penlan Leisure Centre allows the circulation of pool water to be directly warmed by the sun. This is an “emission free” source of energy for heating the swimming pools saving approximately 10 tonnes of carbon per annum.
Other works across the facilities include new and efficient air handling units at Penlan and Penyrheol Leisure Centres, replacing existing light fittings with LED lamps at The LC, Morriston and Penlan and high velocity low flow showers at The LC. All of these will contribute to the overall carbon reduction programme.
The full extent of the schedule of works will be completed towards the end of 2019.