Local Construction Projects

There are a number of major projects in the Greater Exeter area, which are either under construction or recently completed.

Exmouth Community College

New, three-storey teaching block at Exmouth Community College, with works commencing January 2021. The 141 week construction programme involves the new build of a 5,050m2 block, which will house science labs and material workshops, general teaching and drama spaces and a large hall with bleacher seating for drama performances.

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St Sidwell’s Point

Exeter’s flagship leisure centre, multi-purpose venue and bus station redevelopment in the heart of Exeter city centre.

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.

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NHS Nightingale Exeter Hospital

In just 57 days, an old DIY store was transformed into a new 116-bed mini general hospital with near theatre-standard performance, complete with scanners.

To be certain of delivery on time, multiple teams had to work in a high-pressure environment and act as a team.

2,500 people were involved overall and at its peak, 468 people were on site, all socially distanced, designing and delivering the hospital on time.

The new facility was built to treat Covid-19 patients and is designed to be a flexible facility whilst coronavirus cases remain low. It is now being used as a diagnostics centre for patients with a range of conditions.

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Middlemoor Police Station

As part of Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime transformation plan, a new state-of-the-art Custody Centre and Operational Hubs will be developed on the Middlemoor HQ site in Exeter. Adding to the established police headquarters site, the new facility will improve custody for detainees, and create a better working environment for police and crime staff.

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Ada Lovelace Building, Exeter Science Park

The Ada Lovelace Building is named after the 19th Century mathematician and computer scientist and is being built by Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group.

The 20,000 square foot office and laboratory space for businesses in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical (STEMM) sectors, will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted solar-voltaic panels.

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Digital and Data Centre, Exeter College

The new Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College will help train the next generation of digital professionals. Delivered as part of the wider South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) the centre will offer courses on data analytics, cyber security, and software development. It will spearhead the digital skills revolution across the region.

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Student Residences, University of Exeter

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) and Vinci Construction are delivering new student residences at Exeter University.

East Park, SpreytonWay and Moberly House will create over 1,500 new student rooms. All the new residences will provide high-quality accommodation and the projects include ancillary central amenity facilities with associated infrastructure and landscaping.

Works are being undertaken in 12 sections, completing in two phases.

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Harrison Building, Exeter University

Morgan Sindall Construction are delivering a programme of essential maintenance work within the Harrison Building for the University of Exeter.

The £13.5 million project will rejuvenate the Harrison Building on the University’s Streatham Campus and works will include the re-roofing of the building, removal and replacement of a suspended ceiling, and a full strip out and upgrade of the internal building services.

The works will support the delivery of engineering education and ensure that students and university staff have access to outstanding facilities.

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