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The Printworks, Exeter - December 2011

MREFII acquired the former printworks site in Exeter to develop independent, purpose built student apartments.

The site is situated on Western Way, close to Exeter University Campus and the rest of the City Centre.  Contracts were exchanged on a subject to planning basis in January 2011 and, following the grant of full planning consent in August 2011, the site purchase subsequently completed in December 2011.  The construction of the scheme was completed in August 2013, ready for the 2013/14 academic year.

Exeter University is a top ranking university of choice for both domestic and international students. The Printworks is in a central location and just minutes away from the University Campus.  The apartments have been designed to target domestic and overseas students, offering studio and multi-bedroom / cluster apartments as well as extensive communal facilities.

Moorfield worked in association with student accommodation specialists Campus Development Management (CDM) and local Exeter based developers Yelverton Properties to deliver the scheme.

Key Facts

  • Acquired in December 2011
  • Purchased subject to planning
  • Opened September 2013
  • Scheme offers a mix of  studio and multi-bedroom / cluster apartments, and extensive communal facilities
  • Centrally located close to the University Campus with excellent transport links