The Depot, Exeter

Regeneration for new generations

Supporting urban development in Exeter with a signature student living scheme

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The Depot, Exeter Project summary

Key partners

Make, AHR Architects, Savills, Curtins, WSP, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Services provided

Development management, Development


Residential and student accommodation, Retail


UK and Europe, UK - Midlands, south-west England and Wales

Project timeline

Start date
On going

Project story

The University of Exeter is one of the top academic and research institutions in the UK and attracts people from far and wide. This, together with the growing number of international students flocking to the historical city each year, means demand for top-quality accommodation is high.

As land owner and developer of one of the city’s prime development sites within the Grecian Quarter regeneration area, we are repositioning student accommodation in Exeter with our Belgrave Road scheme.

The scheme features a distinctive pitched roof design that echoes the city’s rich architectural heritage.  Set around a large central landscaped private courtyard, the scheme will rise to eight storeys, providing 601 bedrooms comprising a mixture of apartments, studio-style living and cluster accommodation alongside a range of onsite facilities and amenities. At ground floor the retail space will include a mix of shops, restaurants and bars which will form a key part of Exeter’s continuing regeneration and ambitious growth plans.

Student accommodation has come a long way in the last decade and The Depot will be at the forefront of modern student living, offering residents expertly designed accommodation, well specified amenities, multi-functional communal areas and private open space.

Construction is underway and the project is scheduled for completion ready for the 2019 academic year.  


University of Exeter The Courtyard Accommodation Building Exterior - Mace Group
601 student beds
7 retail units