New living accommodation will reinvigorate and enliven the area and will include new retail provision at street level alongside improved public realm.
A new central courtyard will provide extensive amenity facilities to support the living accommodation.
The building’s city centre location will allow students easy access to the university campuses. Both pedestrian and cycle routes will be integrated into the site, linking to the cities new cycle route that will pass alongside and promote students to travel by bike to their places of study.
The 600 units will comprise a mix of studio rooms, cluster rooms, duplexes and large studio penthouses. Communal kitchen and living areas will be provided in each cluster, whilst the studio rooms will each have their own kitchenette.
The development will achieve BREEAM Excellent and will be a positive addition to the Exeter skyline.
The design is based upon initial proposals by MAKE.
AHR is currently designing Phase 2 that completes the courtyard development and provides a further circa 100 rooms and additional retail and amenity space.