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Careers in Construction – ‘St Sidwell’s Point’

Leisure Centre

‘St Sidwell’s Point’ is Exeter’s new state of the art leisure centre and will be the most energy efficient in the UK.

The leisure centre opened in July 2022 and  includes three pools, a gym and two fitness studios, health suite and spa facility, children’s soft play area and a café.

This environmentally friendly building is designed to save up to 70% on annual energy costs,  the pools will have exceptional water quality, with minimal chemical content and the heat generated from the gym will help heat the pools.

Over 600 people have helped to design, construct and deliver this amazing building and we have created a number of videos which showcase the building and construction careers, which are found below.

In addition the ‘St Sidwell’s Point Education Pack’ provides further information on the project background, environmental benefits, healthy design, building biology and construction careers.

Click on the link above or the image to read it:

The UK Passive House Organisation have published an article about Exeter City Council’s bold and trailblazing St Sidwell’s Point project  – the first Passivhaus leisure centre and public pool in the UK.

To read the article please click on the button below.

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The following ten minute video provides an overview of the UK’s most energy efficient leisure, featuring some of the people who helped to design and build it:

The following individual videos provide more detail on each person’s job role, their route into construction and what they enjoy about their job the most:

The Exeter City Council YouTube channel includes further details on these videos and includes a fly-through of how St Sidwell’s Point will look when finished.