Exeter’s new state-of-the-art leisure centre could be open 24 hours, seven days a week, report states.
This new building which will be the first Passivhaus leisure complex in the country is set to cost £25,523,745.
St. Sidwell’s Point will be open to the public in 2020 and will form part of the council’s portfolio. Although the council will run out in 2020, its leisure facilities that are currently being managed by Parkwood Leisure will be managed by new hands.
The Council Director Jo Yelland, after presenting the business plan to councillors, said that not everything included in the indicative business plan would be included in the final business plan as it was written based on average industry standards to set a financial income and expenditure plan. The final details would be revealed through the procurement process.
The chairman of the committee, Cllr Phil Bialyk, made it clear that all suggestions given will be evaluated and costed before final decisions are taken. She also added that the ultimate goal is to get the best deal for the people of Exeter.
The committee is on the lookout for quality operators who will be able to achieve the objectives for the leisure offer that have been set.
“The competitive dialogue process allows dialogues with bidders to develop solutions to meet the needs of the council.” She stated.
It was also reported that Kier is currently in place as preferred tender to take on building the Passivhaus Leisure Centre.
The main build contract for the leisure centre and bus station will be signed later this year.