Aiden Johnson-Hugill, Director, Grenadier: “Grenadier are delighted to be commencing works on the new sustainable beachfront development, Sideshore. We shall be building a community hub where visitors can learn how to safely stand-up paddleboard, kitesurf, power kite, and sea swim.

This project has always been about providing a place for the community and visitors to Sideshore to be able to learn a new sport, take part in fun activities that support wellbeing, and of course provide a relaxed place to sit, eat and drink the local produce on offer.

Supporting local communities is important to Grenadier, and this project is no different. We are very happy to announce that Devon Contractors Ltd. will be undertaking the construction of Sideshore, and we trust they will deliver a high-quality, sustainable building that will help distinguish Exmouth as a leading watersports destination on the national and international stage.”

Simon Lawrence, Contract Manager, Devon Contractors Ltd: “Grenadier approached us to work on the construction for Sideshore as they were keen to work with a local company and one they felt would do this project justice. We are very excited to start on site in July and deliver an exciting new centre for the community next summer.”

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Ben Ingham added: “The council welcomes start on site for Grenadier who are bringing a new offer to Exmouth seafront, which will significantly enhance Exmouth’s increasing water sports reputation. There are so many attractions that Exmouth now offers to all sections of our community and visitors, confirming its place as a top West Country tourist destination.”

Michael Caines and Steph Bridge

Local and renowned celebrity chef, Michael Caines, with Edge Head Coach and World Champion kite surfer, Steph Bridge