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Hunt begins for architect to design £20m Exeter pool

Exeter City Council is seeking a design team for a new ‘state of the art’ indoor pool and leisure centre

The £20 million project will replace the Exeter’s existing Pyramids pool in Heavitree Road with a new facility next to the city’s bus and coach station which is being redeveloped.

The winning team will deliver a feasibility study, consultation, concept design and detailed design for the new building which is expected to complete in 2018.

Planned facilities include an eight-lane, 25 metre competition pool with seating for up to 250 spectators.

A four-lane, 20 metre training pool and children’s play area is also proposed alongside a gym with 100 exercise stations and three flexible studios. A sauna, crèche and snack bar are also planned.

The building, next to the Paris Street, roundabout will occupy land currently used as a car park for the bus and coach station.

Land Securities and the Crown Estate are meanwhile planning a separate mixed-use redevelopment of the remaining 4.7 hectare station site.

The council’s existing swimming pool opened in 1939 and was renamed the Pyramids following an Egyptian-styled upgrade in the 1980s.

The deadline for requests to participate is 10 September.

How to apply

View the tender notice for more information

Contact details

Ruth Yates
Ashfords LLP
Ashford House,
Grenadier Road

Tel: +44 1392337000
Fax: +44 1392336000





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