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:

  • Our next resident liaison meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 February. The meeting will be in XFi Conference rooms 1 and 2, between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

Medium levels of noise across site. Please click the lookahead document above for further information.

Lookahead for week commencing 30 March 2020

Lookahead for week commencing 6 April 2020


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.