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Student Flats Are Changing the Exeter Skyline

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New blocks of student accommodation are changing the landscape of Exeter, with two schemes in Cheek Street already taking shape and dominating the skyline.

However, this hasn't stopped Savills Planning from announcing it will reveal its plans for a student development in Summerland Street, which is believed to have 100 bed spaces. Members of the public and stakeholders have been invited to attend a public exhibition of the proposals at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, those developments already underway include 'The Barn', a seven-storey tower block at the junction of Cheeke Street and Bampfylde Street. The development will come equipped with 150 student rooms and will include a ground floor passenger waiting room for coach passengers when the bus and coach station project is completed.

Elsewhere, over the road on the former Stagecoach depot, a 600-bed scheme is under construction. The development will consist of apartments, studios, and cluster flats along with a range of onsite facilities.

The project is due for completion in time for the 2019-20 academic year and is being built by the construction firm Sir Robert McAlpine.