East Park

The on-campus living experience is a priority for our first-year undergraduates who want to be within walking distance of Streatham Campus. East Park, our largest student residence development since 2012, plans to provide 1,182 modern bedrooms on a site marked for development for the University’s use since the 1970s.

Involving current students in the design process to shape the look and feel of the future residence has been central to the selection of University Partnerships Programme (UPP) as the preferred bidder to design, build, fund, and operate East Park. East Park will offer prospective students the opportunity to choose from a range of room types and rent levels and enjoy a variety of amenities.

Reserved Matters planning approval for the East Park development was granted in October 2018. Works commenced in early 2019 with the new accommodation set to open in two phases from September 2020 and September 2021.

East Park forms part of our commitment to ease the pressure on accommodation in the city, as well as providing a range of options for future students alongside our other new student residences Moberly and Spreytonway.

Resident liaison meetings

To provide regular updates on the project we will be holding resident liaison meetings to provide members of the community an opportunity to come and discuss the development. Members of the University, UPP, and VINCI Construction UK will all be available at the sessions to answer any queries.

Our next meeting:

  • Date to be confirmed.  If you would like to be notified of the next date please email eastpark@exeter.ac.uk.

Plans for East Park

What will East Park look like?

You can view the updated plans from June 2018 for our new student accommodation at East Park:

Upcoming works

This tab will provide you with regular updates on the planned works, highlighting any potential noise and disruption, so that you have as much notice as possible to make any alternative arrangements.

Works summary for upcoming weeks

To see what works are planned for the next 3 weeks please view the PDF document below:‌‌‌


Temporary foothpath diversion

From wk commencing 20 May for a period of 6-7 weeks a minor temporary footpath diversion will be in place next to the XFI ponds to allow some drainage works to take place. The diversion will take place in sections as the works move along the bottom of the site and should not cause any issues for pedestrians, however please take extra care when in the area.

Increased traffic movement on Rennes Drive 

There will be an increased volume of lorries using Rennes Drive to access the East Park site. Initially, in order to remove a large amount of soil we are expecting around 100 lorry movements a day through March and into May. As the project progresses the number of lorry movements will reduce, but are anticipated to exceed 50 per day for the duration of the project, as lorries deliver general construction materials including concrete, metalwork and bricks.  The vehicles will enter the campus from Prince of Wales Road and travel along Rennes Drive before going on to the site.  As a result, pedestrians and vehicles travelling along Rennes Drive may be temporarily asked to stop for a short period whilst vehicles are entering and exiting the site. Please be assured this will be carefully managed to ensure the safety of our staff, students and visitors, however please take extra care when in the area.  

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to East Park, please email eastpark@exeter.ac.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.