Cabinet to decide on incorporating Albert Avenue Pools into District Heating Project

Hull City Council’s Cabinet will decide later this month whether to give backing to further develop its District Heating Project into Albert Avenue Pools.

On Monday 27 March, Cabinet will hear proposals to develop an additional phase of the heat network to incorporate the west Hull facility.

Albert Avenue Pools has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent months and is due to reopen this summer.

This latest proposal will explore opportunities to reduce the risk of exposure to ongoing and future energy price volatility by integrating the pools into plans for the Hull District Heat Network.

This project will fall in line with the council’s policies of reducing energy costs whilst increasing energy security for the council, as well as a reduction in carbon emissions, aiding with the delivery of Council Carbon Neutral 2030 targets and Carbon Neutral Policy.

It will also support the Oh Yes! Net Zero campaign, whilst the district heating project also aligns with the Green Heat Network Fund campaign.

Cllr Julia Conner, portfolio holder for environment and climate change lead at Hull City Council, said: “We are all aware of the issues with increasing energy and heating costs.

“This is causing a major financial problem for many, including the council.

“The proposal to implement a District Heating Network for Albert Avenue baths is a sensible step to help bring down the costs and does so in an environmentally friendly way.”

The Hull District Heating Project was approved by Cabinet in March 2022 and will provide heating to public and private business, and residential accommodation in the city centre.

It will also provide heating and hot water at a lower cost than other low carbon heating solutions, while saving more than 2,000 tons of CO2 a year.

Heat is provided from a single central boiler that provides the heat and hot water to all buildings connected to the network.

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