VIDEO: Get a virtual sneak-peek inside ‘breathtaking’ £44million new leisure centre in Exeter

This striking new ‘fly-through’ video gives a glimpse of how a £44millon state-of-the-art new leisure centre will look when it opens in Exeter next year.

Work on St Sidwell’s Point is continuing in the city centre with the structure rising above the hoarding line and the striking curve of the building starting to take shape.

It is due to open in the summer of 2021 and will be the first Passivhaus energy efficiency-standard leisure complex in the country.

Exeter City Council leader Councillor Phil Bialyk said: “We had an opportunity to tour the St Sidwell’s Point site and view the progress.

“We saw the two pools, the top floor where the spa and viewing platform will be, and I have to say that those working on site have done a fantastic job.

“The quality is fantastic, and what we will see at the end of it all will be just breathtaking. I really can’t wait for it to open next year.”

St Sidwell’s Point will replace the city’s ageing Pyramids swimming pool.

The water quality is expected to be better than at any other pool in the country with special filtration system meaning there will be minimal chemical content.

Exeter How St Sidwell's Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

How St Sidwell’s Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

Exeter How St Sidwell's Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

Built to healthy building and super energy-efficient Passivhaus standards, St Sidwell’s Point will include:

  • A main swimming pool and learner pool with moveable floors;
  • Confidence pool for young children;
  • Spectator seated area;
  • Café;
  • Health suite, spin studio and two fitness studios;
  • Gym;
  • Spa facility;
  • Children’s soft play area.
Exeter How St Sidwell's Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

How St Sidwell’s Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

Exeter How St Sidwell's Point will look. Images: Exeter City Council

An Exeter City Council spokesperson said: “Good progress continues to be made on site despite restrictions to working practices caused by Covid-19.

“People can see for themselves the structure rising above the hoarding line and the striking curve of the building starting to take shape.”

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