Chapman Taylor-designed project adds restaurants, cinema and a ‘wet sports centre’

Princesshay Leisure Development

A £75m leisure extension to Exeter’s Princesshay shopping district has been given the green light by the city’s council.

The Chapman Taylor-designed scheme extends the existing Princesshay retail-led mixed-use development, originally also designed by Chapman Tyalor with Panter Hudspith and Wilkison Eyre and which opened in 2007.

The development occupies the site of the current bus and coach station and extends Princesshay’s mix of uses by including retail, restaurants, cinema and a wet sports centre to be delivered by the council, all masterplanned around a new amphitheatre that sits at the heart of the project.

The Princesshay Partnership, which includes the Crown Estate and TH Real Estate, held a series of public consultations over the summer last year to garner local community support.  

Construction work will start on site in 2018.