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More top awards for Exeter’s new leisure centre St Sidwell’s Point

Published: 24 October 2022

More top awards for Exeter’s new leisure centre St Sidwell’s Point St Sidwell's Point

Exeter’s state-of-the-art new leisure centre St Sidwell’s Point has won two more prestigious awards.

The striking Passivhaus building won the national RICS award for Environmental Impact at a prestigious ceremony in London.

Claudine Blamey, National Environmental Impact judge, said: "This project is a brilliant demonstration of what can be achieved with a clear vision and a very collaborative team right across the whole value chain. This building is a great example of environmental and social sustainability."

On the same day, St Sidwell's Point won best Civic Development at the Exeter Property Awards.

Judges said: “At the forefront of Exeter’s surge towards sustainability, St Sidwells Point is designed for 2080 climate predictions and is notably energy efficient. Expert use of technology to futureproof the project.”

Exeter City Council Leader Phil Bialyk said: “St Sidwell’s Point has won a series of awards since it opened, which is great news and recognition of all the hard work and careful planning that went into the building.

“This really is a top quality facility which is serving the public in the heart of the city centre and is proving hugely popular with users.”

The Building Greater Exeter partnership, which includes the City Council, was also a winner at the Exeter Property Awards, in the Suppliers and Services Category.

The judges said: “Perfect advocates for the built environment with its Build a Better Tomorrow campaign reaching millions of views whilst engaging countless schools with courses to inspire the next generation.”

Danielle Haskings, Chair of Building Greater Exeter, said: “It is fantastic for Building Greater Exeter to receive this award, recognising the hard work and commitment of the team to inspire the future construction workforce through the Build a Better Tomorrow Campaign and all of the events and activities that are delivered in schools across the area.

“Through all parts of the construction industry working together we are able to have a much bigger impact on supporting people in to jobs and delivering social value outcomes through jobs, placements and training when we are delivering a range of projects.”

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