Leisure resort completes £13m transformation

An aerial view of the Waterworld Leisure Resort

Staffordshire’s Waterworld leisure resort is set to complete a £13m expansion, with its final investment aimed at an energy project to save costs and preserve the environment.

The unused roof space across the company’s Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme locations will undergo the installation of thousands of solar panels, contributing to the facility’s energy needs.

Projections suggest that the renewable energy generated annually—approximately 1 million kilowatt/hours—could sustain 90 homes for a full year or offset the equivalent CO2 emissions from consuming 80,000 gallons of petrol.

Waterworld Group chief operating officer Wayne Goodall said: “Swimming pools, water parks and health clubs use a lot of energy, day in, and day out, and it’s our priority to make energy supplies as cost-effective as possible for the sake of the business
and all our customers.

“Saving money on energy can be the difference between businesses like ours surviving or failing, especially in the current climate. We are also a responsible business and we work hard to reduce our impact on the environment wherever we can. Using the vacant roof space at our sites to generate renewable energy will not only protect and support the business but will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint.”