Grainge Architects have secured planning approval for the redevelopment of the Honiton Inn site in Paris Street, Exeter. The scheme includes the demolition of the existing derelict public house & its replacement with a 9 Storey Mixed Use Development containing Cafe / Bar & Student Accommodation. The student facilities include Common Room, Gymnasium, Cinema, Laundry, and secure bike storage.
The scheme was developed in close consultation with both the Exeter City Council Planning Team & the input from an RIBA Design Review Panel. Officer recommendation to approve was obtained even though in excess of 2500 objections were received regarding the loss of the existing public house.
The student accommodation will provide a combination of cluster flats & individual studios. The shared living spaces to each cluster flat will provide uninterrupted views out over the Exeter skyline.
Materials proposed for the exterior elevation were chosen to sit comfortable with the neighbouring buildings of the Southernhay Conservation Area.
The Grainge Architects team was commissioned by the landowner, Devonshire Dumplings who are a local business group. "Securing planning approval for this landmark site, opposite Exeter City Council's soon to be built Princeshay Leisure Centre is an amazing start for 2017" suggests Tony Pollintine, Director at Grainge Architects.