Riverside Leisure Centre

Exeter's Riverside Leisure Centre reopens

The pool and health suite at Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre has re-opened after a four-year closure.

Millions of pounds have been spent on refurbishing the building, following a fire in February 2017 which closed the entire facility for months.

The gym and sports halls were back in operation later that year, but whilst fire damage was being repaired, unrelated structural weaknesses were revealed.

Exeter City Council leader Phil Bialyk officially re-opened the pool and health suite at a short ceremony on Saturday and said it was “absolutely” worth the wait....

Reopening of Exeter's Riverside Leisure Centre delayed

The reopening of the pool and health suite at Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre will not take place early in the New Year as previously expected.

The building suffered fire and smoke damage to surface coatings, mechanical and engineering plant, roof decking and structural elements, as well as smoke damage throughout the facility, following the blaze in February 2017.

The sports hall, gym and fitness studios reopened to the public soon after the fire. But the pool and health suite remain closed.

A spokesperson said: "The majority of the repairs from fire damage are...

Riverside Leisure Centre pool may be closed until September 2018

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 5:10pm

Exeter City Council has revealed more details about the work being carried out to assess the full extent of fire damage at the city’s Riverside Leisure Centre. The task of assessing damage to the roof caused by the fire on February 21 is complex and time consuming, and the operator cannot reopen the pool and health suite until it is safe and appropriate to do so. A report following a full structural assessment of the roof is expected to be completed by the end of August. It will determine the extent and likely timescale of the works required to repair the structure. The current worse-case...

Riverside Leisure Centre to reopen this month

Work has begun to reopen Exeter’s Riverside Leisure Centre following last month’s devastating fire.

A statement from Legacy Leisure, which operates Riverside Leisure Centre, on behalf of Exeter City council said: “Following the fire on 21 February, the damage has been assessed and work has now begun to reopen the leisure centre facilities in stages.

“We can confirm that the sports hall will reopen on Saturday, March 25 and the Ultra White Collar Boxing event scheduled for that evening will go ahead. We are aiming to open a gym facility, along with the squash courts and...

Investigation launched into cause of fire at Riverside Leisure Centre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 1:46pm

An investigation has been launched to determine how the blaze started at Exeter’s Riverside Leisure centre yesterday.

Emergency services worked together to tackle the major incident.

At around 4.20pm on Tuesday 21 February, Devon and Somerset Fire Service (DSFS) alerted police to a major fire within Riverside Leisure Centre, near to the Exe Bridges junction. A number of emergency support vehicles including around 17 fire appliances attended the scene to deal with this incident.

A number of local roads were closed, including Exe Bridges and Alphington Road, to allow...

Riverside fire brought under control

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/22/2017 - 7:54am

Ten pumping appliances attened a fire at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter yesterday.

The blaze was this morning under control and all roads in the area open as usual.

The fire was reported in the first floor sauna, and the health suite was well alight.

Appliances attended from Danes Castle, Middlemoor, Topsham, Exmouth, Crediton, Ottery St Mary, Cullompton, Teignmouth, Bovey Tracey and the aerial appliances from Torquay and Exeter.

Twenty people were removed from the swimming pool and the leisure centre was also evacuated.

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Jimmy Carr 'Funny Business'

Event Date: 
22/08/2015 - 8:00pm
Riverside Leisure Centre

The forever funny and outrageous comedian, Jimmy Carr is coming back to Exeter! He will be filling Riverside Leisure Centre with laughter on Saturday August 22nd 2015.

Over the years he's gained many stand up achievements, such as 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' at the British Comedy Awards.

Tickets for the performance are £28.60 including booking fee. To buy tickets, click the link below.


Arsenal Soccer School Christmas Courses in Exeter

Event Date: 
24/12/2012 - 10:00am
Riverside Leisure Centre, Exe Bridges, Exeter

Arsenal Soccer Schools will be running a Christmas Soccer School at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter during the Christmas school holidays which will include a free swim.

All children will enjoy festive football games to improve their skills, receive an Arsenal Soccer Schools gift and a Christmas treat from the Arsenal Soccer Schools team.

The soccer schools take place on Monday 24th December and Monday 31st December, 10am-3pm for 7-14 year olds of all abilities and 1.30pm-3pm for 3-6 year olds of all abilities.

Visit www.playthearsenalway.com/southwest to book...