Multi-Million Decarbonisation Works Begin, Affecting Leisure Centre Parking

From Tuesday 4th October parking at Exe Valley Leisure Centre will be severely limited, as major work gets underway to install ground and air source heat pumps. These pumps will allow both the sites to move away from high cost, fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

As part of its decarbonisation drive, the Council has secured £2.8 million of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of its Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, delivered by Salix. The scheme aims to put the public sector at the forefront of decarbonising buildings in the UK. Work at the car parks involves drilling deep bore holes underground to access the heat. This means heavy machinery will need to be temporarily installed in both car parks and the area needs to be made safe for both leisure customers and those working on the site. The work is anticipated to be completed in early December

This means leisure customers will need to; find alternative parking, walk, cycle, arrange to be dropped off or car share to access the limited spaces available. For anyone who still needs to drive to the facilities it is strongly advised that you plan for extra time to attend activities that have a fixed start time such as group exercise classes, swimming lessons and club use in the swimming pools and on the outdoor courts and pitches. All facilities remain open as normal during the period of works