New leisure complex and bus station taking shape in Exeter city centre
Published: 26 November 2019
Work continues to progress well on the redevelopment of the Exeter Bus Station site.
St Sidwell’s Point, which will be one the world’s most energy efficient leisure centres, is being build alongside a brand new bus station.
Both developments are being funded by Exeter City Council and are scheduled to open early in 2021.
At the leisure centre development, construction workers are continuing to create the concrete structure of the swimming pool boxes.
The lift and stair structures are now raising above the hoarding level, and the ground slab for the ‘dry side’ areas - a floor above the pool boxes - is now progressing.
Over the next six weeks the concrete structure will increase and become more visible.
At the new bus station development, the groundworks continue, and the levels are being formed on site ready for construction to begin in earnest.
The piling rig will return shortly to place the foundations for the bus station building, and the drainage will be laid ready for connection.
St Sidwell’s Point will replace the aging Pyramids swimming pool.
The water quality is expected to be better than at any other swimming pool in the country. A special filtration system will mean there will be minimal chemical content.
Built to the ultra energy efficient Passivhaus standard, the state-of-the-art St Sidwell's Point will include:
- A main swimming pool and learn pool with moveable floors
- A confidence pool
- A 100 seat spectator seated area
- A café to seat 50
- A fitness gym and two fitness studios
- A health suite and spa facility
- A children’s soft play area
The new Exeter Bus Station will include covered waiting and boarding areas and high quality facilities, and will replace the current station which dates back to 1964.