City Arcade

City centre student accommodation integrated carefully within the historic street pattern of Exeter City.

A new 4 storey building in the centre of Exeter, containing retail at ground floor and student accommodation above. The massing of the scheme was developed following extensive consultation with Historic England and Exeter City Council’s Heritage Officer to address the historic streetscape of narrow building frontages stepping down Fore Street.

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The scheme maximised development of the tight plot footprint. Commercial space at street level was formed beneath a transfer slab and metframe construction above with ensuite pods provided the right amount of offsite prefabrication to deliver the project within the very tight timeframes required and to ensure handover in time for the academic year all whilst achieving a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.

Project Details

Private Client
Exeter, Devon
Student Residential