The multi-million pound project for Bradley Stoke leisure centre was opened at the beginning of 2004 and includes a 25m six-lane swimming pool, learner pool, bubble pool, health and fitness club with spa pool, sauna and steam room, 6-court sports hall, dance studios, 109-seat café and bar and meeting rooms.
As part of South Gloucestershire Council the centre recognises the importance of living within environmental limits and protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations. To maintain the customer environment and optimise energy delivery and use, and reduce carbon emissions the Council looked replicate the success of other CHP installations.
To enable the new leisure centre to be operational and save on running costs, a 100kWe cogeneration unit was been installed and interfaced with a new plant room. To maximize the site energy efficiency a thermal link was installed between the new boiler plant, cogeneration unit and the existing constant temperature boiler system.
The unit is operated for 17 hours a day, seven days a week during periods of occupation with all operation and maintainance provided by mobile teams linked to the dedicated 24/7 monitoring centre.