Come down and explore St Sidwell’s Point – the first Passivhaus leisure centre in the UK!

St. Sidwell's Point, Exeter.

The Passivhaus standard is all about creating energy-efficient buildings that are well insulated, so they don’t cost much to heat and are super comfortable. They also provide constant fresh air and are great for the environment.

It’s the world-leading energy efficiency standard, so having the UK’s first leisure centre designed to meet those principles in Exeter is a big plus for the local community.

And that’s not the only reason why St Sidwell’s Point is an exciting addition to the city:

Why St Sidwell’s Point is worth investigating

1) It’s an ultra-modern leisure centre

Meeting Passivhaus standards means St Sidwell’s Point has some intriguing design features and great benefits for local people. But let’s start with the cool stuff.

With over 100 gym stations, a designated free weights centre, an indoor cycling studio, and two fitness studios for group exercise classes, central Exeter’s new Passivhaus leisure centre is also an incredible sports facility.

That’s not to mention the state-of-the-art swimming pools, a competition eight lane pool and a separate learners pool,both with moveable floors and the best water quality in the country thanks to its ultra-filtration system.

2) It’s got a rooftop terrace and spa (and a creche)

The focus of St Sidwell’s Point is on providing central Exeter with ultra-modern sports and exercise facilities.

Yet you will also find a top spa and health suite, a private bar and rooftop terrace, and a nutritious onsite cafe.

As a parent, you can maximise the relaxation you’re getting from that massage by letting the professionals at the in-centre creche take care of your little ones while you have a well-earned break.

3) It’s super quiet

One of the key design features of any building designed to Passivhaus principles is high levels of insulation.

This is mainly so that “passive” sources of energy can be used to keep the building at a comfortable temperature all year round. But a neat side-effect is that it keeps outside noises out and inside noises in.

All in all, good news for people who live or work nearby and leisure centre users alike!

4) It’s incredibly energy-efficient

Passivhaus is perhaps the defining standard that’s going to help us all achieve Net Zero. Buildings designed to meet this standard naturally use a lot less energy than other types of building as it adopts a fabric-first approach.

Its energy efficiency along with its 50% reduction in water usage means the Passivhaus leisure centre’s operational costs are far less than conventional leisure centres. That’s great for any city centre building and an excellent result for the city’s budget too.

5) It’s central

St Sidwell’s Point is located on the site of the old Exeter Bus Station, next to the new bus stateion! So you can catch a bus literally to the front door or cycle and park up in the covered bike stands..

 So, wherever you live locally, it’s easy to come down and explore what Exeter’s new Passivhaus leisure centre has got in store for you.

What about lower bills, maximum energy efficiency, and better insulation in your home too?

Exeter City Living is leading the way in bringing Passivhaus-certified developments to Exeter.

Take a quick peek at our Clifton Mews development to see how those features could transform the way you live.