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The vision

St Sidwell’s Point will be one of the world’s most energy efficient leisure centres.

It will be the first leisure centre in the UK built to the super energy efficient Passivhaus standard, which is expected to eventually save up to 70 per cent on annual energy costs.

Due to ultra-filtration, the pools will have exceptional water quality with minimal chemical content, which will greatly improve the experience for swimmers compared to a standard pool.

The landmark building is a grand design. It has been modelled to withstand predicted changes in climate conditions up to 2080.

 St Sidwell’s Point will replace the aging Pyramids swimming pool and is expected to attract at least 500,000 visits a year – twice that of the RAMM.

The state-of-the-art new leisure complex will feature an eight lane main pool and four lane pool for learners, both with moveable floors.

It will feature:

  • A main swimming pool and learners pool with moveable floors
  • A confidence water 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 was opened in 1964.

The current station will remain open throughput the period of redevelopment.

Work on site started in January 2019, and both developments will open to the public in 2021. 

When this content has been updated

Last updated 28 April 2021