Leisure Centre

Opening date revealed for Exeter’s new leisure centre

Exeter’s landmark new leisure centre finally has a date to open to the public.

The finishing touches are being completed at St Sidwell’s Point, built on the site of the city’s former bus station at a cost of £44 million.

The country’s first leisure centre built to the super energy-efficient Passivhaus standard will open on Friday 29 April at 10 a.m. the city council has revealed – after a lengthy period of delays.

It was due to be completed last summer, but has been affected by covid-related delays as construction workers have self-isolated, and backlogs for...

Finishing touches at St Sidwell’s Point ahead of long-awaited opening

New images reveal Exeter’s iconic new leisure centre St Sidwell’s Point as the finishing touches are put in place ahead of opening in the spring.

St Sidwell’s Point is the UK’s first leisure centre built to the super energy efficient Passivhaus standard.

The unique facility in the heart of the city centre has been funded by the City Council and constructed by Kier.

It features an eight-lane, 25m main pool and four-lane, 20m learner pool, both with moveable floors making learning to swim accessible to all who visit.

St Sidwell’s Point, which is next to...

Four more Exeter leisure centres reopen for members

Four of Exeter’s leisure centres have reopened for members to use.

Pyramids, Riverside (dry-side), Wonford and Northbrook Pool have been made COVID secure.

An Exeter City Council spokesman said: “We’ve been working really hard since we took over the management of our council owned centres in September and have robust social distancing and COVID secure measures in place.

“For the moment, we are opening in a phased approach to make sure that everyone is and feels safe enjoying our facilities. We are constantly reviewing our COVID secure measures and looking for...

New £300m vision for Exeter city centre revealed

A new £300m vision to redevelop a key site in the centre of Exeter has been revealed by the City Council.

The development concept for Exeter Bus Station includes housing, offices, restaurants and retail, as well as the possibility of a new multi-use entertainment venue.

It would sit alongside the planned new state-of-the art Passivhaus leisure complex St Sidwell’s Point, and a new Exeter Bus Station, which are both being funded by the city council.

Details of the vision, which also includes the potential to relocate the Civic Centre to the site to free up space for...

Councillors asked to back increased budget for Exeter Bus Station redevelopment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:48am

Exeter City Councillors are being asked to back an increased budget to ensure delivery of a new Exeter Bus Station and state-of-the-art new leisure complex.

The developments, funded by Exeter City Council, are seen as crucial to the overall £115m redevelopment of this key city centre site, in partnership with the Crown Estate.

Members of the authority’s Leisure Complex and Bus Station Programme Board are being recommended to approve an uplift of £7.67m in the previously approved budget for the leisure complex and bus station.

Members of Exeter City Council’s Leisure...

Views sought on temporary bus station option

Residents living near the Triangle Car Park, just off Heavitree Road, are being asked to give their views on the possible use of the car park as a temporary bus station.

A temporary solution will be needed during the redevelopment of the existing Paris Street bus station. Cllr Phil Bialyk, Lead Councillor for Sport and Health and Wellbeing, said: "It's still early days and nothing has been decided yet, so we're really keen to talk to nearby residents and businesses about how The Triangle might work as a temporary solution whilst the current bus station is being redeveloped. We will...

New ‘green’ energy system for leisure centre

A new renewable energy system has recently been installed at Dawlish Leisure Centre, as part of the much needed upgrade to the building management system.

The new biomass heating system is fuelled by wood pellets, which burn more cleanly than traditional fossil fuels and are practically carbon neutral because they use natural resources.

The installation of the biomass heating system is part of Teignbridge District Council’s ongoing plan to reduce waste and the reliance on fossil fuels, become more energy efficient, save on costs and protect the environment for future...

Teign leisure centres to open bank holidays

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, Broadmeadow Sports Centre and Dawlish Leisure Centre will open their doors on bank holidays from now on, giving people more choice about when they visit the centres to use the gym, swim or take part in fitness classes.

Cllr George Gribble, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive member for recreation and leisure, said: “We are delighted to offer the extended service which will help members stay healthy and achieve their fitness goals as well as getting even better value for money. Our memberships are reasonably priced and with a wide range on offer,...

City's new leisure plans go on show

A public exhibition at Exeter’s Guildhall will show progress on plans to deliver a new sustainable Leisure Centre to replace Pyramids in the heart of the city.

Exeter Active, the City Council’s leisure centre project, is taking shape, and initial designs for the complex will go on display at the Guildhall at the end of this month (November).

The project will see the current bus and coach park at Paris Street redeveloped to deliver two swimming pools, fitness suite, health spa, exercise studios, café and crèche contained within the UK’s first ultra-sustainable “Passivhaus”...

Exmouth Leisure Centre reaches new heights

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:35am

LED Leisure Management is delighted to be opening the doors to all the new facilities at Exmouth Leisure Centre this half-term. Monday 26th October marks the end to an extensive year-long refurbishment programme. During this time the centre has remained open while the building work has steadily progressed and LED would like to thank their customers and members for their patience and understanding. The £2m redevelopment was the result of increasing demand for health, fitness and leisure facilities in the area. A public consultation highlighted the need for a greater variety of activities...