Exmouth Watersport Centre’s 2020 vision

Exmouth’s new seafront Watersports Centre is on target to open in the summer of 2020

Exmouth’s new seafront Watersports Centre, restaurant and café is set to be ready by next summer.

East Devon District Council and Grenadier Estates in mid-March signed the agreement for the new Queen’s Drive Watersports Centre on Exmouth seafront.

The developer has agreed has agreed a target to complete construction by summer 2020.

Exmouth seafront Watersports Centre

The new Exmouth seafront Watersports Centre is on target to be completed by 2020. Photo: Grenadier Estates

Councillor Ian Thomas, leader of East Devon District Council, said: “I am pleased Grenadier Estates and the council have now completed our agreement on the Watersports Centre and Grenadier is committed to make this seafront transformation happen by the 2020 season.

“We have made this possible with a new road and car park. The landmark Watersports Centre can now follow. This will be a valuable investment in the future of Exmouth with direct benefit to both the town community and our important tourist market.”

Michelin-star chef Michael Caines last year confirmed he will open a restaurant and café as part of the new Watersports Centre.

Edge Watersports owners, Eric and Steph Bridge, from Exmouth, will run the Queen’s Drive Watersports Centre.

When finished, the centre will include a restaurant, public parking, communal space and a new ramp giving direct access to the beach.

An artist’s impression of the new Exmouth seafront Watersports Centre. Photo: Grenadier Estates

Peter Quincey, Grenadier Estates director, said: “We are delighted to progress with the development of the Watersports Centre as it provides an opportunity to create a significant and long-lasting legacy for the area.
“We are thrilled that Edge Watersports will be operating the centre, and that Michael Caines will be opening a fantastic new restaurant and café, it’s great to have such well-respected, local businesses on board.”

East Devon District Council will finish a new road and car park at Queen’s Drive by mid-June 2019 and, under the agreement, Grenadier will be required to take on the lease for the site following completion of the road and car park.

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