Wednesday, October 9, 2019

United Kingdom: Geothermal Spa Now to Open in Spring Next Year

Opening of Cornwall's first geothermal spa has been delayed again (Cornwall Live)

The launch of Cornwall's first geothermal spa in Penzance has been delayed. The seafront Jubilee Pool reopened for the summer holidays in 2019 as its massive £1.8 million building project moved closer to completion. However many were left disappointed as it opened without the the geothermal spa, which many hope will help revitalise the town's fortunes, after Geothermal Energy Limited "encountered some unforeseen delays with the geothermal well". 

The opening was pushed back to winter this year but the Jubilee Pool team announced this morning (Wednesday, October 9) that it is deferring the launch of its geothermal facilities once again, until spring 2020.

They said the move will minimise the business risks associated with the previously proposed winter launch. "The decision to move the geothermal launch date was made as it has become apparent that the power upgrade required for the geothermal launch will not be completed this winter but also in the light of the business risks associated with a winter launch."