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Invitation to the RIBA Exeter Branch AGM and talk: a brand new pool, spa and leisure, part of the Exeter City Centre development
In line with our mission to "Champion better buildings, communities, the environment, architecture and Branch members throughout Devon", the event is open to all construction professionals, families and the wider community.
Cost: FREE for RIBA Members. For non-RIBA Members, a donation of £5 to the Architectural Benevolent Society (at the door) will be greatly appreciated
Date: 27 October 2016
Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm
A brand new pool, spa and leisure, part of the Exeter City Centre development
In 2017, building work will start on the brand new bus station in the centre of Exeter as part of a major redevelopment of the current bus station site. This project, due for completion at the end of 2018, will improve enormously this part of the city, with an exciting array of new facilities including a cinema, restaurants, cafés and shops, a green public square and a brand new leisure centre with two swimming pools a gym and sauna.
Emma Osmundsen of Exeter City Council will give an introduction and set the context to the development and presentation of the project. Nic Bryant of AFLS+P and Tomas Gartner of Gale & Snowden Architects will be presenting the design for St Sidwells Point, Exeter’s new City Centre pool, spa and leisure centre. St Sidwells Point will be the first certified Passivhaus public pool and leisure centre in the UK. The project aims to deliver 70% in energy savings and at the same time deliver outstanding comfort, air and water quality. In addition to the Passivhaus standard the designs have been developed to meet Building Biology criteria, a German standard for healthy construction and will be future proofed against climate change.
Together, they will be presenting on the client’s pioneering brief, the differences between a Passivhaus and a standard pool building and how this has informed the design and the challenges of developing a landmark building and important gateway to Exeter’s new city centre development.
AFLS+P specialise in sports and leisure architecture and are the lead consultants on this project, whilst Gale & Snowden bring their expertise in ecological, healthy and low energy design to the project and are the Passivhaus consultants and architects for the building fabric.
Emma Osmundsen is Shadow Director (Development) and Client Lead for the redevelopment of the Bus Station. She is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 20 years of development experience within the private, public and charitable sector. Emma champions the delivery of sustainable energy efficient developments and pioneering exemplar standards in our built environment.
Nic Bryant, a chartered Architect and Associate Director for AFLS+P, is the lead architect for AFLS+P on the SSP project. Tomas Gartner is a chartered Architect, Passivhaus designer and Building Biologist and a Director of Gale & Snowden Architects.
Location: Headway Devon, X Centre, Commercial Road, Exeter. EX2 4AD
Parking: <£5 at Cathedral & Quay - Lower Coombe Street EX1 1DX
Ticket price: FREE for RIBA Members, £5 donation for non-RIBA Members will be given to the ABS.
Want more than one ticket? Please just go around again and give a different name and preferably a different email so the confirmation can be sent to all guests.
This event and has been made possible by the generous support of from RIBA Local Initiative Funding.
4.30pm Networking, drinks and canapés
5.15pm RIBA Exeter Branch AGM with election of the new chair and committee
6.00pm Lecture: Exeter Bus and Coach Station development with Exeter City Council, AFL+P and Gale & Snowden
7.30pm Finish and departure.
Headway - The X Centre
Headway Devon’s mission is to ensure that when a person’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, they get the help and support they need and deserve. Brain injury has many causes but some of the most common are head injury, stroke, brain tumour, and illnesses like meningitis. Headway Devon are the local acquired brain injury specialists and have been providing services for people with brain injuries for 20 years and helping to come to terms with what has happened and overcome their disabilities, as well as providing support and advice to their families and carers and training and information for local professionals.
The XCentre was originally built in the early 1700s as a wool-drying shed, the centre is a central part of Exeter’s trade history and was sympathetically converted ten years ago into a state-of-the-art learning skills centre.
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The Exeter branch of The Royal Institute of British Architects, (RIBA).
Our Mission: To champion better buildings, communities, the environment, architecture and our Exeter Branch Members.