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Decision details

Leisure Investment Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The report provided an update on the lifecycle maintenance work outlined in the Leisure Investment and Facility Review report, approved at Cooperative Executive in November 2021.


The report provided an update on the above work that has been carried out to date.


The report provided an update on the planned work between now and 2024, including a breakdown of the required investment for each of the facilities and the planned work.


The report asked for committee approval to draw down the next tranche of funding to allow this planned work to proceed.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Finance Sub-Policy Committee:-


1.     Approves the drawdown of funding to SCT for essential health and safety/maintenance and lifecycle improvements through to 2024 of up to £19.2m, to be funded as identified in the Leisure Facility Investment Review (LIFR) approved at the November 2021 Cooperative Executive.

2.     Notes that a further report will be brought to a future Finance Sub Policy Committee meeting in relation to maintenance and lifecycle work at Upperthorpe Healthy Living Centre.







Reasons for Decision




It is expected that investment into improved facilities will help to retain participation and usage of venues. Improved facilities will better meet customer expectations of a modern and welcoming leisure and entertainment offer.






Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Option 1 - Do nothing. This is not a realistic option because without investment facilities will continue to deteriorate and there is a significant risk that facilities would have to be closed.



Option 2 – Delay Investment to 2024 Page 101 Page 8 of 8 Investment could be delayed until the appointment of a new operator in 2024. This is not the preferred option because there is a risk that plant and equipment may fail prior to 2024 resulting in unplanned building closures and disruption to customers. It is also our preferred option to progress as much work as possible in advance of handing over facilities to a new operator to help support a smooth transition and mobilisation process.


Report author: Tammy Barrass

Publication date: 16/09/2022

Date of decision: 06/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2022 - Finance Sub-Committee

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