Report of the Group Director of Services.
The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of Services (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the release of capital funding to undertake the final phase of mechanical and electrical maintenance works to update the Dolphin Centre and to undertake general condition repairs to the pool.
The submitted report stated that the Dolphin Centre was the Council’s only indoor leisure facility providing a range a health and wellbeing activities, as well as being a key leisure and social venue, in the town centre; its town centre location contributed significantly to the town centre footfall; there were strong links to the Council Plan and all the Council’s portfolios, particularly Health and Economy; a phased approach had been taken to replacing the old mechanical and electrical installations and equipment within the Dolphin Centre; and that it was proposed to deliver the third and final phase of the replacement programme over the next 18 months, which would cover the remaining areas within the Dolphin Centre.
Reference was made at the meeting to the timing of the works. The Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio responded thereon.
RESOLVED – (a) That capital of £2.2M, to carry out phase three of the replacement programme of the mechanical and electrical installations and equipment in the Dolphin Centre, as detailed in the submitted report, be released.
(b) That capital of £325,000, to undertake localised repairs to the pool tank, as detailed in the submitted report, be released.
REASONS – (a) To replace ageing and obsolete mechanical and electrical equipment to ensure the operational requirements of the centre.
(b) To undertake general asset condition repairs identified through inspections and surveys.