Exeter College Hele Road Masterplan

Exeter

Exeter College masterplan is a 20-year masterplan vision to secure and facilitate the sustainable expansion and renewal of the Hele Road campus to provide modern teaching facilities and a high-quality campus environment required to meet the needs of a steady growth in student numbers year on year.

Our team were commissioned to develop a landscape strategy and LVIA for the masterplan.

Client

Exeter College

Service

Landscape

Sector

Education

Value

£70m

Area

2.5 Hectares


The landscape strategy sought to create a high-quality landscape educational campus for students and staff of Exeter College and was underpinned by several principles;

  • Develop a ‘green’ campus with a series of new landscape spaces;
  • Protect existing valuable trees and enhance biodiversity;
  • Integrate SUDs in to the landscape
  • Improve pedestrian and cycle circulation and support active travel
  • Respond sensitively to existing heritage features and surrounding townscape character
  • Create a flexible and deliverable Landscape Proposals that can adapt to changes in the masterplan over time.

The landscape masterplan is comprised of several key components;
Hele Gate Lawn – The primary entrance for students and visitors
Montpellier Walk -A linear landscape corridor running through the heart of the campus
Hele Gate Square – A new events square
Courtyard Spaces – A number of small themed courtyard spaces

The masterplan successfully received planning consent and is now being delivered as part of a phased delivery programme.

The scheme seeks to support active travel by providing enhanced pedestrian and cycle connectivity, provision of new cycle and E-bike parking, and adopting a zero-parking campus approach. The new landscape spaces introduce new and biodiverse planting typologies and integrate new SUDs features.

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