Decision details

Heritage Services Energy Capture Scheme

Decision Maker: Director of Economy & Growth

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To capture energy from the hot spring, King's Bath, to supplement the conventional energy usage at the Pump Room complex and provide energy to the Clore Learning Centre.
Through reducing energy expenditure, the project demonstrates commitment to sustainability and responsibility for the environment through reducing need for conventional energy and reducing energy expenditure.


To fully approve capital amounting to £350k from the provisional capital programme item of £350k.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To continue to use current heat exchange equipment.
The current equipment is approaching obselence, maintenance and efficiency mean it needs to be removed or replaced.
Option 2 - To buy energy from the national grid.
Buying energy from the grid would remove the need for the capital project but it would be less sustainable and would lead to increased costs.

Publication date: 09/07/2019

Date of decision: 14/05/2019