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Councillors view construction of UK's first Passivhaus leisure complex

Published: 18 July 2019

Construction is gathering pace at the bus station site

Councillors have taken part in a site visit to see progress in the construction of the UK's first Passivhaus swimming pool and leisure centre.

St Sidwell's Point is being constructed at the bus station site and is due to open in the spring of 2021.

A new Exeter Bus Station is also being built at the site, and both projects have been funded by the City Council.

Councillors were shown progress on site, and the construction team explained how the team the super energy-efficient Passivhaus standard is being achieved.

As well as eventually ensuring an energy saving of up to 70 per cent, building to Passivhaus standards ensures that the very highest quality of construction is observed at all times during the build.

Cllr Ollie Pearson, Lead Councillor for Leisure and Physical Activity, said: "This is a unique site, and the attention to every detail is extraordinary.

"It was great to see the progress on site and the quality of the build. The enthusiasm and dedication of the construction team is obvious, and it is clear that we are creating something very special here.

"This will be a landmark building for Exeter, which will be enjoyed by all of our residents across the city for generations to come."


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