Exeter approves uni project

Plans for the development of new student accommodation on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus have been approved by Exeter City Council.

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) will be responsible for the design, construction, funding and operation of new accommodation at East Park. The new development will comprise 1,182 bedrooms.
Outline planning approval for the site was granted in April 2017. Following feedback from the local community, staff and students on the updated plans, the Reserved Matters application was submitted in August 2018 and the plans approved on 29 October 2018.
 
Works are due to commence in early 2019, with the new accommodation set to open in two phases from September 2020 and September 2021.
 
Sean O’Shea, group chief executive officer of UPP, said: “This news is a testament to the strength of our existing bespoke, long-term partnership with the university. Since 2009, we have delivered and operated circa 2,500 high-quality and affordable purpose-built student residences on campus.
 
Mike Shore-Nye, registrar and secretary at the university said: “We will liaise closely with the local community to ensure the development process is a success for everyone. The East Park development is a significant project for the University which forms part of our ambitious Capital Strategy to invest in our campuses, estate and infrastructure over the next 10 years.”