Target for completion of development will be Summer 2020

East Devon District Council and Grenadier are due to sign the final part of the agreement for a new watersports centre which will include a café and restaurant, public parking, communal space and a new ramp giving direct access to the beach at Queen’s Drive on Exmouth seafront.

The district council’s Cabinet last night (March 6) agreed a report explaining the latest details of the agreement proposed with Grenadier. The council is on target to complete the new road and car park by June 19.

Under the agreement, Grenadier will be required to take on the lease for the site on completion of the road and car park. The timeline for completion of the watersports centre is targeted for Summer 2020.

The news was welcomed by the leader of the council Cllr Ian Thomas who said:

I have kept a close eye on the progress of this important regeneration project in our biggest town. I am aware how much Exmouth people want to see the watersports centre come about and local councillors have been asking the question as well.

It’s great to be able to say that we are ready to reach agreement with Grenadier and we look forward to them getting on site.

Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, said:

Grenadier is very excited to commence with this project and we are keen to get on site as soon as possible following completion of the council’s scheduled roadworks. We are delighted to have Edge Watersports and Michael Caines supporting the new watersports centre on Exmouth seafront.

Once completed the new car park and road will enable continued access along the seafront. The popular playpark and temporary attractions will continue at Queen’s Drive Space this Summer while the watersports development gets underway.