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Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project

Project update

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we have postponed our planning permission application, originally intended to be in April 2020.

We intend to revisit this decision in September 2020.

About the project

We are seeking to demolish outdated accommodation in the Clydesdale and Nash Grove area and build new, modern, purpose-built student living facilities.

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 also looking at the 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

We held two public consultation events for the Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February, alongside an online consultation. Thank you to everyone who attended and provided responses.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to the Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project, please email clydesdale-birks@exeter.ac.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.