Cabinet recommends £100k upgrade for leisure centre

THE WESTGATE Leisure Centre is a step closer to a £100,000 refurbishment.

Chichester District Council’s cabinet recommended to full council funds be released to upgrade the health suite hot water systems and ventilation plant.

Currently, the health suite has been supplied by hot water from the main plant room since 2011, with the suite’s original boilers obsolete.

If the upgrade gets the go-ahead at full council, it would mean the leisure centre’s health suite would be able to meet peak seasonal demand.

The funds would come from the council’s asset replacement programme and include upgrading the original pipe work and increasing the flow of hot water from the main plant room to the health suite.

In addition, ventilation units in the health suite would also be upgraded.

According to a council report considered at cabinet, this would mean the suite met ‘operational needs’.