St Sidwell’s Point in Exeter is approaching completion, and will be the UK’s first Passivhaus leisure centre. Designed with the specific goal of reducing energy consumption, the building is targeting 70% lower running costs than a conventional leisure centre. Based in a large community, the new facilities expect to receive half a million visitors a year, more than doubling the reach of the previous leisure centre on the same site.
Innovative approaches including a non-standard water filtration system will mean the pool’s users enjoy exceptional water quality with minimal chemical content, unlike any other pool in the country.
The design and construction has carefully considered future impacts, and has been modelled to perform in future climate conditions up to 2080. The building will create a focal point within Exeter’s broader green initiatives, offering a demonstrable example of what can be achieved with vision and high quality construction, to create inspiring community spaces.