Albert Avenue Pools’ District Heating plans given green light

Plans to incorporate Hull City Council’s District Heating Project into Albert Avenue Pools were given the green light by Cabinet today (Monday 27 March).

The Hull District Heating Project was approved last year and will provide heating into public and private businesses, as well as residential accommodation in the city centre.

These latest plans approved by Cabinet will develop an additional phase of the heat network into the west Hull facility, which has already undergone extensive refurbishment works 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, while the district heating project also aligns with the Green Heat Network Fund campaign.

Garry Taylor, the council’s Assistant Director for Major Projects, Culture and Place, said: “The increasing energy and heating costs are causing a major financial problem for many, including the council.

“The plans for Albert Avenue Pools are a sensible step to help bring down our costs and does so in an environmentally friendly way.”

The Hull District Heating Project will 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.