7. Councillors visit to the Sideshore development in Exmouth
Cllr Paul Hayward and Cllr Geoff Pratt paid a visit to Sideshore in Exmouth a couple of weeks ago to see how work is progressing on site. Aiden Johnson-Hugill from Grenadier Estates showed them around the site, accompanied by colleagues from the Place, Assets and Commercialisation team at East Devon District Council. They were able to see the excellent progress on site, given the challenges of managing a construction project in 2020. Aiden also explained some of the measures being taken that will ensure that the building meets its target to be zero carbon. This includes solar panels, a ground source heat pump, connected 200m below ground level, and the use local natural materials for the public realm area.
The Watersports centre, which is being run by Edge Watersports is due to open shortly, with the rest of Sideshore due to be fully open by Spring 2021.