Decision details

Sovereign Energy Centre

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report presents a variation on the outline business case, originally presented to Cabinet on 12 December 2018, required in order to proceed with the recommended sustainable heat solution for the Sovereign Leisure Centre.


The proposal is to install a heat pump extracting heat from the Southern Water main sewer asset that runs along Prince Charles Parade to provide heat for the Leisure Centre.


The purpose is to reduce the carbon emissions and utility costs of this significant/flagship? council development.



(Key decision):


To agree a budget of up to £115k to carry out additional feasibility and design work for a stand alone energy centre at the Sovereign Centre site; this could potentially provide low carbon heat sourced from the embedded energy in the nearby sewer network. If viable, a decision to invest will be considered at the February 2020 Cabinet.

Report author: Jessica Haines

Publication date: 12/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Effective from: 20/09/2019

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