ADDITIONAL spending will be invested into Malvern Splash which the council says will generate significant energy bill savings and environmental benefits.
Malvern Hills District Council’s executive committee agreed to replace the curtain wall on the Priory Park side elevation of the centre.
The existing curtain walling is over 30 years old, and an increasing number of the glazed units often need to be resecured or replaced.
The full replacement of the curtain walling will be guaranteed for ten years.
An application for planning permission for the phased replacement of the curtain walling at Malvern Splash was approved on October 27, 2020.
Phase one was undertaken as part of the swimming pool refurbishment in 2020/21 with phase two programmed for 2022/23.
The upgrade from the current double-glazed units to modern tripled glazed ones could save around 30,000kWh of energy and 6tCO2e per year.
This figure represents an energy saving of 14.3 per cent for the floor area directly impacted by the curtain walling on the elevation.
Coun Peter Whatley, Malvern Hills District Council’s portfolio holder for resources, said: “Not only is the replacement essential for maintenance but it also plays a part in helping towards our objectives, including investing in our community facilities, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering Destination Zero.”