Roscrea Leisure Centre is a civic leisure facility consisting of a 25 metre swimming pool, children’s pool, changing village, gym, sauna and steam room.
Callaghan Engineering were the mechanical & electrical engineering consultants on the project. The client wanted to have sustainable energy systems included in the official brief due to the large energy usage projected for the swimming pool complex.
Following detailed discussions with the design team an energy cabin was selected as the best option as the primary fuel for the project with oil as a back-up. The energy cabin system consisted of a wood pellet packaged boiler installation to heat the pool and ancillary areas, with solar panels for the domestic hot water supply. A back-up oil fired boiler was located in the internal boiler house adjacent to the pool filtration plantroom. Separate pool filtration systems were also designed for the main pool and learner pool. A large flume slide was added to the project and this was integrated into the designed pool filtration system.