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:

  • We will confirm a date for the next residents' liaison meeting in due course.

Construction and logistics methodology

Watch the video above to see the current development plans for the site. For the avoidance of doubt there may be changes to the schedule of works or amendments not shown in the video, which is only for illustrative purposes.

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.

Lookahead for week commencing Monday 06 July 2020

Lookahead for week commencing Monday 13 July 2020

Please note Tower Crane 7 will be removed on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Extended working hours

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the increased requirement for social distancing our contractors have received permission from Exeter City Council to extend the working hours for the East Park development. The extension only applies to interior works which we expect to cause minimal disturbance.

Our new working hours are:

Monday – Friday:

08.00 – 18.00 – interior and exterior works permitted
18.00 – 20.00 – interior works only


09.00 – 13.30: interior and exterior works
13.30 – 18.00 – interior works only


The University of Exeter is currently operating with reduced staffing on campus due to the ongoing COVID-19 response. We are continuing to work remotely where possible and can still be contacted using the details on this page.

We will continue to publish lookaheads on this page whilst construction operations continue.


The temporary roadway across the grass area at the top of Rennes Drive, adjacent to Car Park B, is now in use. The existing road is now closed.

This temporary roadway is a single track with a passing bay. Use of this roadway will be shared between pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. We advise a maximum speed of 5mph, please take care when in the area. The trackway has been designed for all vehicles and users we have identified as accessing these spaces, however should you experience any issues or have any concerns please get in touch.

We are creating an enhanced permanent footpath and roadway with improved lighting at Higher Hoopern Lane as part of the East Park project. Thank you for your patience whilst these works take place.


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.

Our most recent resident liaison meeting was held on 6 November 2019, we expect the next meeting will be scheduled for sometime in February.  If you would like to be notified of dates of future resident liaison meetings please email eastpark@exeter.ac.uk.