So much has been said and written about how fabulous the facilities are at St Sidwell’s and how stunning the building is. A unique construction of national interest and a new iconic feature in the City of Exeter.

St Sidwell’s Point is important to us for all these reasons but especially because it brings two of our four Key aims together, enabling a Net Zero Carbon City by 2030 and a supporting Healthy and Active City.

St Sidwell
St Sidwell's Point

For our aim to enable a Net Zero Carbon City by 2030 St Sidwell’s Point represents our commitment to reducing the Councils own carbon impact, providing solutions and supporting partners to join in the journey.

A commitment that has driven us through nearly a decade of investment in green sustainable energy generation. This has has been achieved through extensive installation of solar panels and arrays across so much of our property including among the first car park solar arrays in the UK the solar array on the Matford Centre and most of our other buildings. Next to arrive will be a solar array to be fitted onto Riverside Leisure Centre and building of the City Solar Farm.

If you would like to read more about the detail behind our sustainable energy generation you can read Labour led Exeter City Council’s Solar Journey

St Sidwell’s Point also represents the latest in the range of super energy efficient buildings we have built and continue to build. Part of what makes St Sidwells Point such as a pleasant comfortable building are the passivhaus principles it has been built to meet. It includes a wide range of elements beyond the construction of the building to minimise energy use and environmental impact such as water usage.

A national trade magazine ( said about St Sidwells Point:

“Exeter council trailblazes a radical alternative to the energy-guzzling swimming pool”

It also represents our commitment to investing in leisure facilities and in the Leisure Service we have taken in house. Providing premium facilities comparable with premium leisure facilities but accessible to all residents and available at a fraction of the membership fees but also available on a pay as you go basis.

St Sidwell’s Point joins with the other facilities the Council provides such as the Riverside Leisure Centre. The range of facilities St Sidwell’s Point itself provides.

  • 100 Station state of the art Gym

  • Luxury Rooftop Spa

  • 3 Group Exercise Studios

  • 25m, 8 Lane Competition Pool

  • 20m Learner Pool

  • Confidence Splash Pool

We are further committed to supporting a healthy and active city through our work with the Live and Move project a local delivery partnership funded by Sports England.

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