A CHANGING CONTEXT

Exeter is a young, vibrant and increasingly successful city. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and an attractive place for investment.

A pivotal location

West Exe Park sits in a pivotal location with a unique opportunity to create a high-quality southwest gateway into Exeter. Strong linkages can be created with Marsh Barton and other sites that sit within the Liveable Exeter Vision. West Exe Park also forms part of the important M5 innovation corridor stretching from Bristol to Plymouth.

Part of both Teignbridge and Exeter’s growth strategies

The context around West Exe Park is rapidly changing; the area forms an important part of both Teignbridge and Exeter’s growth strategies. South West Exeter is a new sustainable urban extension that will create a new community of homes, a school and a large new country park on the edge of the city. This will provide a northern urban backdrop to West Exe Park and a new context to connect into.

Low carbon innovative business park

At the same time, Covid, the zero-carbon agenda and rapid advances in technology are redefining how we live, work and move around. Businesses and people have got higher expectations for the quality of their workplace. This provides a unique opportunity to reimagine West Exe Park as a low carbon, innovative business park, fit for the future. A place that is strongly rooted in its context, with a unique character and a mix of uses that can create and support a vibrant community. A business park that is a great place to work, live and visit, where people want to spend time.

A FOCAL POINT FOR SW EXETER

West Exe Park will become a key anchor for the growth of SW Exeter, with potential to add jobs and services for the wider area. It will be a low carbon business park; a catalyst for clean growth that supports Exeter’s zero carbon vision.

West Exe Park will sit at the heart of a strong network of characterful villages and urban settlements within an exceptional landscape. The development will provide employment and a mix of complementary uses that will help the area become a self-sufficient part of the city where people can fulfil their daily needs within walking or cycling distance.

West Exe Park will function as a mobility hub and enable people to travel to and from the site with sustainable modes. It will help transform the A379 into a high-quality public transport and cycling spine for the wider area.

West Exe Park will offer people an exceptional working and visitor experience, combining the best of rural and city life. It will be a place to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and generous, open spaces whilst having great digital access, high-quality buildings and amenities on the doorstep.

A PLACE FOR PEOPLE

These 6 principles provide the key components to make West Exe Park an attractive campus with great spaces to work, meet, live and play.

1. Connection

A new connection through the site that provides active travel access to Ridgetop Park and beyond

2. The Heart

The central cluster will be the hub of the site with uses, spaces and connections that bring the campus together

3. Gateways

The two gateways, each with their own distinct character, will welcome people to West Exe Park

4. Views

Long panoramic views and glimpse views will provide stunning outlooks from spaces across the site

5. Inner Landscape

A central green landscape spine will provide an attractive open space through the site; a place to play, relax, meet and enjoy the views

6. A Sheltered Core

Buildings and landscape along the main road edges will help create a tranquil inner part of the site

West Exe Centre

The central cluster will sit at the heart of the campus and be the natural place to have a lunchtime meeting, grab a coffee and relax in the sun. It will be the arrival point for people whether walking, cycling, driving or taking public transport to site. As an early phase, it will create a sense of place and define the identity of West Exe Park.

West Exe Centre

The central cluster will sit at the heart of the campus and be the natural place to have a lunchtime meeting, grab a coffee and relax in the sun. It will be the arrival point for people whether walking, cycling, driving or taking public transport to site. As an early phase it will create a sense of place and define the identity of West Exe Park.

THE WEST EXE PARK

OPPORTUNITIES

Haldon Views

Stunning views of the Haldon Ridge and surrounding countryside welcome you to West Exe Park as you arrive by foot or by bike. This cluster sits at the top of the site in a prime location between the leafy Days-Pottles Lane and the central landscape spine. It will become a unique live-work community helping to create strong links between living and working in SW Exeter.

Haldon Views

Stunning views of the Haldon ridge and surrounding countryside welcome you to West Exe Park as you arrive here by foot or by bike. This cluster sits at the top of the site in a prime location between the leafy Days-Pottles Lane and the central landscape spine. It will become a unique live-work community helping to create strong links between living and working in SW Exeter.