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The redevelopment of the Spreytonway site, has created an additional 131 new bedrooms in our Lafrowda residential area on the Streatham Campus, helping us to deliver more on-campus accommodation to meet the growing demand from our students.

The new Spreytonway student residence has replaced the derelict and disused Spreytonway House to more efficiently use this land for the benefit our students. Following approval from Exeter City Council in December 2017, University Partnerships Programme (UPP) designed, built, funded the new residence which they now operate. Works began in autumn 2018 and Spreytonway opened for students in September 2020.

Spreytonway 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 Moberly.



Plans for Spreytonway

What will Spreytonway look like?

The revised plans shown in December 2016:

• The proposals now provide 131 bedrooms in a single building.
• The footprint of the building is now stepped to allow the building to sit sensitively with the trees.
• There is an increased provision of social space in the lower ground floor.
• Two flats have been included which are designed to accommodate users in larger powered wheelchairs.
• Cycle storage has been taken out of the building and will be provided in external stores.
• The external route through the building has been eliminated.

  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.


Please note, the footpath adjacent to Chagford remains closed, please follow any diversions in place.

Byrne House car park closure:

The Byrne House car park is currently unavailable for staff use whilst the new Spreytonway student residence is under construction.  Alternative parking for University permit holders can be found at Pennsylvania Court/Ransom Pickard, Rowe House, and Hope Hall.  Byrne House will not be accessible to pedestrians or unauthorised vehicles from the St. German’s Road entrance. Please follow any signage in place and see the Byrne House access routes map for details of how to access the building, should you wish to access a parking meter the closest ones are located at Pennsylvania Court and Rowe House. 

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.