Environmental Upgrade for Doncaster Pool

Published on: February 15th 2023

ASKERN Leisure Centre, Doncaster has reopened following a major green makeover. 

The £6m investment in the centre has seen the old coal heating system replaced with a more environmentally friendly and sustainable water heating solution, as well a new roof, windows, and doors to make the venue more energy efficient.

The pool has had its lining replaced and a new air handling system installed, and a new changing village including a Changing Places facility.

A new café area in the venue’s undercroft will serve hot and cold beverages, hot food and cakes and an extension to the car parking area has opened the venue up to the neighbouring Campsall Country Park.

Michael Hart, Chief Executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, said: “We are thrilled to welcome customers back to Askern Leisure Centre.

“We’re excited to have created a hugely improved and much more environmentally friendly leisure facility for the local community. The refurbished facilities and our new-look activity programmes will benefit residents in and around the area for years to come.”

The improvements are delivered in partnership between Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust and Doncaster Council, and funded through a combination of local authority capital, government decarbonisation and Sport England grants.