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The original Moberly student residence was built in 1966 and no longer met the expectations of students for modern accommodation. Works began in September 2018 to demolish the original building which has now been replaced with a high-quality, modern development with 251 bedrooms – helping to fulfil the growing demand from our students for on-campus accommodation at our Streatham Campus.

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) designed, built, funded and now operate the new Moberly residence. 

The bedrooms are arranged in cluster flats, and following student feedback are all standard accommodation with one shared bathroom between two students.

Moberly 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 East Park and Spreytonway.

Plans for Moberly

What will Moberly look like?

The revised plans shown in November 2016:

  • 251 student bedrooms arranged in cluster flats including reception and common rooms in one single building
  • The building footprint is located with respect to preserved trees
  • The H-shaped configuration allows the location of student services and social activities in the centre of the site – away from neighbours
  • Reconfiguring internal arrangements reduces overlooking to neighbouring properties – particularly toward Cowley Bridge Road.
  • The northern courtyard provides an area for vehicle access and turning to ensure regular servicing and vehicle movements (such as bin collection) are undertaken on the University’s land
  1. Stage 1 proposals
  2. Stage 2 proposals

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 15 June 2020

Lookahead for week commencing Monday 22 June 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 hoarding around site will be removed from March 2020, replaced with secure Heras fencing. This is to allow for the groundworks and landscaping elements.

If you have any queries and would like to speak to a member of the team, please contact: In the event of an emergency outside of office hours or over the weekend, please contact the Estate Patrol team on 01392 723999.

Contact us

If you have any questions in relation to our new student accommodation plans please email and a member of the team will get back to you.