Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project

We are inviting people's thoughts on plans to develop additional purpose-built, low-carbon student bedrooms on the west of our Streatham Campus.

This will reduce pressure on the city’s housing stock and allow us to continue offering students an excellent on-campus living experience.

We are seeking to demolish outdated accommodation in the Clydesdale and Nash Grove area and build new, modern, purpose-built student living facilities.

We are also looking at the provisional conversion of catered to self-catered accommodation blocks in the Birks Grange Village complex.

This would include the redevelopment of the reception and cafe area (Birks Grange Central Block) into further accommodation and amenity space including study and social space.

New accommodation is also proposed on the site of the University’s Estate Services Centre, which will be relocated from the west of campus to the north east.

Public consultation

This Public Consultation process has been developed by WYG on behalf of the University to appraise our students, staff and local residents of our desire to improve our student accommodation stock. We are seeking both to increase the number of bedrooms, as well as improving the quality of our built estate and student welfare provision.

This Public Consultation process is being operated and managed by WYG and the University. All comments and responses should be made to the University by email to or by completing this feedback form.

Your responses will help shape the Outline Planning Application which we will make to Exeter City Council in April 2020.

Once the Outline Planning Application has been submitted and registered by Exeter City Council, then all responses to the application should be made to the Planning Department of Exeter City Council.

Public consultation events

We will be holding two public consultation events for the Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project as follows:


  • Tuesday 18 February 2020, 15.30 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020, 15.30 – 20.00

Venue: Innovation Centre, Streatham Campus (building number 25 on the Streatham Campus map)

Members of the public can drop in during the above times. There will be display panels of the proposals and members of the development team on hand to answer queries.

Online consultation

We also invite comments online, which can be submitted via this form.

To view a copy of the exhibition materials please download this PDF: Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project consultation boards (lo-res)

If you have any questions or wish to submit comments via email please contact us at

The consultation will run from 18 February 2020 until Wednesday 11 March 2020.

All comments received will be reviewed and considered as part of our outline planning application to Exeter City Council in April of this year. Upon approval we expect to commence development during 2021.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to the Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project, please email and a member of the team will get back to you.