Fuel revolution for Preston leisure centre

Councillor Robert Boswell and Councillor Veronica Afrin with the biomass boiler at Fulwood Leisure Centre

Councillor Robert Boswell and Councillor Veronica Afrin with the biomass boiler at Fulwood Leisure Centre

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A new boiler in a city leisure centre looks set to help the council save cash and become more eco-friendly by joining the “fuel revolution”.

Fulwood Leisure Centre now has an updated heating system, becoming a sustainably-powered facility with a new wood pellet biomass boiler.

It is the latest energy-saving initiative by Preston Council, and is expected to reduce the authority’s total annual CO2 emissions by three per cent.

Executive member for community and environment, Coun Robert Boswell, said: “We are pleased to be making these energy efficient changes as we replace old equipment.

“This biomass boiler is an exciting addition to Fulwood Leisure Centre as it will, in time, save the council money, but also reduce the carbon footprint.”

Executive member for culture and leisure services, Coun Veronica Afrin, added: “Fulwood Leisure Centre is an important Preston resource and we are pleased to have found a solution that meets its extensive energy needs in an environmentally friendly way.”