Good progress continues to be made on the construction of Exeter’s new leisure complex St Sidwell’s Point.
In this video, Emma Osmundsen, managing director of Exeter City Living, and Joe O’Connell, project lead for Keir Construction, discuss why the development at the bus station site will be so significant for the city.
Work on the UK’s first super energy-efficient leisure complex – boasting a state-of-the art swimming pool, gym, spa, café and children’s play area – is continuing.
St Sidwell’s Point is being built at the city’s bus station site and will be one of the world’s most eco-friendly facilities of its kind.
A brand-new bus station with modern facilities will also be created as part of the £51.8million project. The existing transport hub remaining open during the two-year redevelopment programme.
Work started in January and has involved the main site footprint and progression of the substructure of the building.
The contractor’s long-term site cabins and offices are also now on site and the main tower crane will be installed at the end of May.
St Sidwell’s Point is expected to open in around two years.
The state-of-the-art facility will feature:
- A main swimming pool and learners’ pool with moveable floors;
- A confidence water pool;
- A 100-seat spectator area;
- A café to seat 50;
- A 150-station gym and two fitness studios;
- A health suite and spa facility;
- A children’s soft play area.
A first glimpse of how a £300million redevelopment of Exeter Bus Station could look – and the name of the scheme – were unveiled earlier this month.
Artist’s impressions show how luxury and budget hotels, restaurants and bars, homes and office space have been earmarked for the site in Paris Street.
The prestigious development will be named Citypoint.
Relocation of the Civic Centre into a brand new ‘Public Sector Hub’ also forms part of the project.
Exeter City Council’s executive committee backed plans to form a collaboration between the landowners of the site to drive forward the bid.
The new St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Centre is on the far end of the site.