125-bed Scheme Proposed for Honiton Inn Site

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Plans have been submitted to Exeter City Council to develop the Honiton Inn into student accommodation.

Plans have been submitted to Exeter City Council to develop the Honiton Inn into student accommodation.

If approved the historic Honiton Inn, in Exeter's city centre will make way for a multi-storey student accommodation block that will be able to accommodate 125 students across a mix of eight, nine and four bed flats as well as two large studios. The accommodation would also come equipped with a full sized gym and a private cinema.

The Tudor style inn is the only surviving pre-Second World Way building on Paris street and was originally established as a 19th century coaching inn with a small adjoining cottage.

Since the war, the original terraced row of buildings surrounding The Honiton Inn have all been replaced with new larger scale developments and the creation of Western Way. As a result, the inn has become somewhat iconic for its location just off the Paris Street roundabout.

According to planners the site is perfectly located for student accommodation and is only a 400m walk from St Lukes Campus and around 1km from Streatham Campus.

A spokesperson for the design team said: "The site has fantastic public transport links being directly adjacent to the bus station and sits within the boundary of the City Centre. The site is removed from the quieter residential areas outside the City Centre allowing the University students to co-exist with Exeter's residents."