To consider a report of the Executive Member for Culture & Leisure.
NOTE: An associated report is to be considered in Part II of the agenda.
The Executive Member for Culture and Leisure submitted a report which provided an update on the leisure investment strategy and associated refurbishment options for Altrincham, Sale and Stretford Leisure Centres. It sought approval to proceed to the next stage in the refurbishment process, RIBA stage 3 for Sale Leisure Centre. This would provide a greater level of cost confidence before seeking Executive approval to progress to planning for Sale Leisure Centre.
Members were advised of feedback from consultations undertaken to date, and that further reports would be made to the Executive in coming months. An opportunity was provided for Members to raise questions, and it was noted that details of refurbishment costs and related issues would be considered further in Part II of the agenda.
(1) That, following the successful completion of RIBA stage 2 for Sale Leisure Centre, and an independent review of the income and expenditure, approval be given to the continuation with the proposed capital investment into the design of the refurbishment up to the end of RIBA Stage 3 at a cost of up to £300k.
(2) That it be noted that the outcomes of the RIBA Stage 3 report for Altrincham Leisure Centre will be presented to the Executive in July 2022.
(3) That it be noted that, in parallel a full business case review will be undertaken for Stretford Leisure Centre and will be presented to the July 2022 Executive for approval to proceed to RIBA Stage 3.