Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project

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

The plans are available to view online, following a public consultation which ran between 18 February and 11 March 2020.

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We are seeking to demolish outdated accommodation in the Clydesdale and Nash Grove area and build new, modern, purpose-built student living facilities.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

Thank you to everyone who submitted comments as part of the public consultation process.

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 held two public consultation events for the Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Online consultation

The online consultation closed on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

You can still view a copy of the exhibition materials online: Clydesdale and Birks Residential Project consultation boards (lo-res)

If you have any questions please contact us at

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 late 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.