Water Lane

The Water Lane project can deliver a new community at the scale of a new town close to the the city centre. The riverside site has the potential to become home to around 14,000 people. Planning at this scale and in this central location brings the opportunity to plan for far more than just a dormitory suburb.

The vision for Water Lane is as an enterprising, self sustaining community, a place to work as well as to live close to city’s best loved assets. This will be a walkable place where day to day needs can be met without the use of a car. The opportunity is based around helping to deliver Exeter’s zero carbon future requiring a phased transition from large scale, single use retail and service industrial areas into a vibrant mixed use community.

Although planned as a new community, this site can bring significant improvement to surrounding neighbourhoods. They will open up better access to the valley parks, include new workspace, shops and schools and also seek to make major shifts in mobility to take pressure off busy road corridors.

Scale:
- Homes: 1,567
- Shops, leisure etc: 4,115 sqm
- Work space: 6,397 sqm
- Other: Community space and primary school site