Plans for new 1,300 bed student accommodation in Exeter


The University of Exeter has unveiled proposals to develop new on-campus accommodation for its students.

The University will soon submit an outline planning application to Exeter City Council for new student residences at East Park, on its Streatham Campus, providing space for around 1,300 students.

Two further full planning applications will also be submitted for the redevelopment of the Moberly halls of residence and redevelopment of Spreytonway, both of which are also on the Streatham Campus.


The plans, which strengthen the University’s commitment to reducing pressure on the city’s housing stock by accommodating more students on campus, would propose completing the new accommodation by September 2019.

In order to engage the local community in the proposals, the University will hold a two-day exhibition to help address any queries residents may have, and also gather feedback should any adaptions to the development plans be necessary.

There will also be a website for interested parties to view and provide feedback online, which will launch on Thursday 28 July 2016 and remain open until Thursday 11 August 2016.

SOURCE: Exeter Express and Echo