Exmouth Sideshore watersports centre still set for ‘end of summer’ opening

The new Sideshore watersports centre in Exmouth is still set to open by the end of the summer.

Work on the  seafront venue had been paused in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has since resumed.

A spokesperson for developer Grenadier said: “We are making good progress and are working closely with our tenants to find a suitable time to open.

“Providing there is no second spike of Covid-19, we are still aiming for an end of summer delivery.

An aerial view of the the Sideshore watersports centre in Exmouth. Image: Grenadier

An aerial view of the the Sideshore watersports centre in Exmouth. Image: Grenadier

“Construction at Sideshore is progressing swiftly as internal mechanical and electrical works begin in the restaurant, changing area and plant room, with underfloor heating is being installed and floors screeded throughout.

“The external roof coverings and insulation are close to completion and the solar panel installation is due to commence over the next couple of weeks to provide the building with renewable energy, while the retail pods are under construction with the roof trusses currently being installed and roof coverings to follow.”

Work on Sideshore, being carried out by Devon Contractors Ltd, began in October last year.

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

Michelin-star chef Michael Caines will open a restaurant and café as part of the Exmouth seafront scheme.

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