Decision details

Community Stadium and Leisure Facilities Report - Yearsley Pool Review

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The main purpose of the report will be to provide the Executive with the findings and recommendations following the conclusion of the Yearsley Review.  The report will also update the Executive on the progress of the wider Community Stadium and Leisure Facilities Project since the last report brought to Executive in December 2016.


The Executive will be asked to agree the long-term management arrangements for Yearsley Pool following the opening of the new leisure facility at the Stadium Monks Cross site.


Please note that this item (previously entitled Yearsley Pool Review) was called-in for pre-decision scrutiny and considered by the Corporate & Scrutiny Management Policy & Scrutiny (Calling In) Committee at a meeting on 31 January 2017.



Resolved:     That the Executive agree to:


a)           Note the work of the Review which was to secure a long-term future for Yearsley Swimming Pool (YSP).

b)           Approve Option A-4 which will allow Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) to continue to operate YSP for 91 hours per week under the Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract (DBOM Contract) until 2024/25. (Details of Option A-4 are set out at paragraphs 22 – 24 of the report).

c)           Acknowledge the £300k New Homes Bonus budget allocation previously approved by Members at the 2015/16 Budget Council, will be used from 2019/20 to 2023/24 financial years, to maintain the operation of YSP.

d)           Acknowledge that a decision on the continued operation by GLL of YSP and the funding considerations for YSP from 2024/25 onwards can only be made at the point of considering the overall financial position of the DBOM Contract for the full Project. A further report will be brought to Executive detailing the final financial position of the full Project prior to Financial Close later in the year (Final Executive Report).

e)           Approve for the Director of Economy and Place tohave delegated powers to agree terms with Nestle to formalise access and use of the adjacent Nestle car park which is used by YSP customers.


Reason:        To agree the long-term management arrangements for Yearsley Swimming Pool following the opening of the New Leisure Facility to be delivered as part of the proposed New Stadium and Leisure Complex (“NSLC”) at Monks Cross.


Report author: Andrew Laslett

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 16/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 16/03/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 21/03/2017

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