Preferred contractor selected for Exeter Bus Station redevelopment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 4:45pm

Exeter City Council has selected a preferred contractor for its project to create a state-of-the-art new leisure centre and new bus station in the city centre. Construction firm Kier will carry out the enabling works necessary ahead of the building programme to construct the new facilities. The main build contract for the leisure centre and bus station is expected to be signed later this year. Pete Edwards, leader of the city council, said: “We are delighted to announce today that Kier has been chosen as our preferred contractor.

“Kier has a strong record in completing major...

Exeter Homes Trust unveils plans for £9m Exeter redevelopment

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:44am

Exeter Homes Trust has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the Fairpark Almshouses, in St Leonards, as part of their mission to combat the city’s homeless crisis.

The three 90-year-old apartment buildings, situated in Fairpark Road, currently contain 12 one-bedroom apartments. The redevelopment will transform the site into 31 modern dwellings, comprising a mix of one and two bedroom units arranged over four floors.

The Trust yesterday welcomed Fairpark residents and neighbours to find out more about the proposed redevelopment at three consultation events.


Councillors back latest bus station proposals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:54am

Coucillors in Exeter have highlighted plans to progress the long-awaited redevelopment of the city’s bus station site.

At an Extraordinary Meeting at the Guildhall on Thursday night (12 October), they backed a recommendation to close the existing bus station by the end of February 2018 at the latest.

Passengers will be dropped off and picked up on street during the closure, which will allow for a new bus station and major new leisure complex to be built.

The City Council plans to re-tender for a contractor to build these projects, which it is funding, next spring....

Developers pull out of scheme to extend Princesshay shopping centre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/25/2017 - 7:23pm

The Crown Estate and its partner TH Real Estate have today announced that they are no longer able to progress the proposed extension to the Princesshay shopping centre in Exeter due to current market conditions.

The proposals, first submitted for planning approval in July 2015, had included a redevelopment of the bus and coach station site into new restaurants, shops and a cinema. The partnership was committed to providing a successful development for Exeter, which required the right mix of shops and restaurants to take the space. Unfortunately in the current market, many retailers...

Councillors asked to back increased budget for Exeter Bus Station redevelopment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/01/2017 - 11:48am

Exeter City Councillors are being asked to back an increased budget to ensure delivery of a new Exeter Bus Station and state-of-the-art new leisure complex.

The developments, funded by Exeter City Council, are seen as crucial to the overall £115m redevelopment of this key city centre site, in partnership with the Crown Estate.

Members of the authority’s Leisure Complex and Bus Station Programme Board are being recommended to approve an uplift of £7.67m in the previously approved budget for the leisure complex and bus station.

Members of Exeter City Council’s Leisure...

Councillors back plans for redevelopment of Exeter bus station

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 6:03pm

Plans for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Exeter bus station have been approved by councillors. At a special meeting on Wednesday evening members of Exeter City Council’s planning committee backed applications to create a state-of-the art new leisure complex and a new bus station at the site. Both schemes are being funded by the city council. Work is expected to begin next spring and the new developments are expected to open in the winter of 2018. Speaking after the meeting Cllr Phil Bialyk, lead councillor for the redevelopment, welcomed the completion of the planning process and...

New modern bus station is top of bus users wish list

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2016 - 1:00pm

Bus users in Exeter have welcomed the provision on a new, modern bus station with up-to-date facilities in the heart of the city centre.

That’s the general feeling according to feedback from a recent open forum attended by 650 people.

More than 550 feedback forms have already been returned to the City Council following the event at the Corn Exchange earlier in the month (3 March). The purpose of the event was to identify the needs of bus and bus station users from Exeter and wider Devon. Figures released today are still interim as a number of forms have still be analysed...

Have your say on Exeter's new bus station

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 7:03pm

People are being invited to have their say on plans for a new bus station in Exeter at an open forum next month.

Exeter City Council will be holding the event at the Corn Exchange in Market Street, Exeter on Thursday (3 March) between 8am and 5.30pm.

The Council want to hear from members of the public and interested groups to inform the concept design of the new bus station. The Council want to hear people's views on:

  • user facilities
  • coach arrangements
  • on street bus stops
  • arrangements during construction


Exeter Bus Station redevelopment approved

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 1:07pm

Outline planning permission was granted last night (Wednesday 20 January) for the redevelopment of Exeter Bus & Coach Station.

The site in Paris Street is to be demolished to provide a new bus station, retail/leisure mixed use development and Leisure Centre.

The Princesshay Partnership - a collaboration of The Crown Estate and TH Real Estate - is delivering the retail/leisure development, while the City Council is providing the new bus station and Leisure Centre.

Council Leader Pete Edwards said that granting the outline planning permission was a “significant...

First pitch-level view of new Chiefs grandstand

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:42pm

This is the view Exeter Chiefs players will get of their new grandstand when they run out for their first game at Sandy Park against Leicester Chiefs on September 13.

Work has been continuing apace throughout the summer forcing the team to play all of their friendlies away from home.

But as our pictures show, everything is now falling into place.

The main part of the works have seen the West Grandstand undergo a £7.5 million transformation, doubling its capacity for usage on both match-days and events throughout the course of the week.

Meanwhile, £1m has...