Workers battle through the storms at bus station redevelopment site
Published: 12 February 2020
Despite the recent stormy weather excellent progress continues to be made on the redevelopment of Exeter’s bus station site.
Construction is in full swing to create a super energy efficient leisure complex and new Exeter Bus Station. Both projects are expected to open in spring 2021 and are being funded by the City Council.
During February, the Leisure centre will increasingly rise above the hoarding, as main contractor Kier continues pouring concrete, with the frame rising to level one.
The pool boxes continue to be formed as well as lift shafts, stair cores and the upper floor slabs. Planning continues for the steel structure that will be delivered to site around Easter.
Work on the new bus station also continues. The piling was recently completed and the bus station ground beams and floor slabs will commence after the drainage has been installed. Once the slabs are in the superstructure will commence.
St Sidwell’s Point will be the UK’s first super energy efficient Passivhaus swimming pool and leisure complex.
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.
It will include:
- A main swimming pool and learner’s 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 opened in 1964.