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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. Phase one opened in September 2020 and phase 2 is due for completion in 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.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we are not currently holding face to face resident liaison meetings. If you have any queries or specific questions about the project, please email us on

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 26 October 2020

Lookahead for week commencing Monday 02 November 2020

Please note there will be increased traffic on Rennes drive. There will be 4 lorries arriving and departing on a daily basis.


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.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to East Park, please email 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