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Further delays for Harlow Leisurezone

New £25m leisure complex now earmarked for May opening after latest setback

By Pete Hayman

A new £25m leisure complex being developed in Harlow, Essex, will not be completed until mid-to-late April after the contractor delivering the scheme reported further delays. Forming part of the wider

Harlow Gateway regeneration project, the Harlow Leisurezone was initially due to be handed over to Gateway partners by Christmas 2009 but is now not set to open until May. An issue with the installation

of fire dampers meant developer Leadbitter had to push back the "practical completion" of the leisure centre until late February 2010. However, further delays have

been reported to the Gateway partners and will mean that work will not be completed

Gateway Partners were due to start fit-out work earlier this year

until later this month, ahead of a four-week fit out period. Harlow Council's three group

leaders – Andrew Johnson, Mark Wilkinson and Chris Millington, said: "These delays are out of the partners' hands and we have asked that once again our disappointment is registered with the contractors."

The complex will feature a

25m swimming pool with seating for 300 spectators, a learner pool, a national club standard sports hall for badminton, basketball and trampolining and a gym. An indoor tennis hall, three

fitness studios and four squash courts will also be on offer.

PAFC hosts 'world's first' carbon-neutral match

By Pete Hayman

Plymouth Argyle Football Club (PAFC) has hosted the world's first carbon-neutral match – the Coca-Cola Championship fixture with Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) on 19 April. The club teamed up with

Carbon Life, the project management group, and consultant Independent Utilities for the scheme, which saw all carbon emissions relating to the staging of the game offset. Information regarding the

location and travelling habits of PAFC fans was handed to Carbon Life, which worked out the travel footprint in line with national travel figures to create a 'best practice' figure. The travel footprint of both

sets of staff and players, as well as NUFC supporters, was also

sale of refreshments sourced from local ingredients, provided by sponsors Ginsters. PAFC chair Sir Roy Gardner

The club's Home Park hosted the carbon-neutral match

calculated in order to deter- mine the level of carbon that had to be offset in order to be completely carbon-neutral. Measures implemented as

part of PAFC's carbon-neutral efforts also included matchday programmes printed by publishers Deltor on recycled paper; waste recycling and the

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said: "It is well documented that Newcastle to Plymouth is the longest trip in the Football League, so to be able to offset the carbon footprint for that amount of travel, not to mention all the other energy consumption and waste surrounding the game, is a phe- nomenal achievement." Carbon Life director Carl

Hughes added: "PAFC has committed to understanding the carbon impact attributable to their football games, make real changes to show what can be achieved, and offset the residual emissions associated to the match through robust, transparent and quantifiable carbon projects."

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