As part of his visit to Exeter His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited Exeter’s new stunning bus station and viewed the new St Sidwells Point.  The new station is a striking glass-fronted building in the heart of the city centre and replaces the city’s bus station which was constructed in the 1960s.

Prince Charles hears about The City Council
Prince Charles hears about The City Council's Leasure Services

The station was funded by Exeter City Council and a £800,000 grant from the Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) ‘Getting Building Fund’. The new, fit-for-purpose modern facility will promote green public transport in the city and rural communities for decades to come.

The new Exeter Bus Station will come into operation on Sunday, 25 July

During his visit to the station Prince Charles also heard about Exeter City Council’s work to achieve Net Zero Carbon in Exeter by 2030 as well as the Council’s innovative work with Sports England on the Live and Move Project.  He was also interested to hear of the achievements of the new Leisure Service which has gone through a radical reshaping and is now delivered directly by the Exeter City Council and not contracted out to a third party.

Prince Charlses is shown the new St Sidwells Point
Prince Charlses is shown the new St Sidwells Point

Prince Charles was also shown the ground breaking St Sidwells Point Leisure Complex located adjacent to the bus station. The new building incorporates cutting edge technology, such as pool floors that can be raised or lowered, water filtration that is so efficient the pool water is drinking quality, all running at 70% less power use than similar conventional buildings. It sets a new national standard for other cities to work towards.

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