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Princesshay Shopping Centre : Exeter Retail Buildings

Exeter Shopping Centre – Retail Building in Devon, England, UK

24 Apr 2017

Princesshay Exeter Extension

Location: Exeter, southwest England, UK

Design: Chapman Taylor; Panter Hudspith; Wilkinson Eyre

Princesshay Exeter Expansion

Planning Approval for Chapman Taylor shopping centre extension

Exeter project adds restaurants, cinema and sports centre.

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The Chief Executive of Exeter City Council has welcomed the granting of detailed planning permission for the planned £75m extension of Princesshay shopping centre.

Karime Hassan, who also occupies the role of city Growth Director, believes the development at Exeter Bus and Coach Station will secure its place as a “premier destination for retail and leisure outside of Bristol.”

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Mr Hassan said: “This decision by the planning committee is an important milestone. The details of this comprehensive scheme have now been approved, and we can now think about construction.

The plans, which were originally given general approval by Exeter City Council in January 2016, will see part of the current bus and coach station site transformed into new restaurants, shops, a cinema and an outdoor amphitheatre.

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Named Princesshay Leisure, it will sit along side ‘Princesshay’ which is a successful mixed-used city centre scheme that provides a unique retail and residential city centre development in the heart of Exeter’s conservation area. Chapman Taylor was the concept and executive architect for this Award winning scheme.

Princesshay Leisure is an extension to the scheme that includes the regeneration of the existing bus and coach station site. The proposed mixed use development will provide additional retail and leisure facilities, a new bus station and a new Leisure Centre that will be developed by Exeter City Council.

The new scheme represents an opportunity to create a modern gateway to the city centre in a prominent strategic location in need of regeneration. A central public space will provide public realm within the heart of the development whilst a series of new pedestrian public streets and open spaces will improve connectivity through the expanded city core.


3 Oct 2007

Princesshay Exeter

Princesshay shopping centre, Exeter, southwest England, UK
Date built: 2007
Design: Chapman Taylor; Panter Hudspith; Wilkinson Eyre

Princesshay shopping centre

Princesshay shopping centre opened on Sep 2007

“Exeter’s innovative city centre redevelopment is the latest in a series of Chapman Taylor projects transforming the face of Britain’s cities and towns.
The regeneration of 5.25 hectares of Exeter’s historic city centre completes in September 2007 with the opening of the new £235 million Princesshay development.

Chapman Taylor, the design architects and responsible for the city centre’s masterplan together with Turley Associates, has created a distinctive environment to reinforce Exeter’s position as one of Britain’s greatest architectural jewels.

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The firm’s team, led by Adrian Griffiths, has produced a vibrant and modern city centre full of open space, enhancing the environment around historic features such as the City Wall and opening up new views of the famous Cathedral. Formerly an outdated 1950s shopping precinct, Princesshay is now a focal point for the city, with a mix of residential and retail space and large pedestrianised areas ideal for pavement cafés and sites for many of the city’s festival events.

The traditional ‘service yard area’, which detracts from the appearance of many of today’s towns and cities is now underground, so more space is left on the surface for people and businesses.”

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