Princesshay Location City: Exeter, UK

Mixed Use, Retail, Residential
Masterplanning, Architecture
Land Securities


A unique conservation area retail & residential city centre development

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Key Info

50,000m² of retail space accommodating over 60 stores, 121 residential units, 5 restaurants, a 12,000m² department store, 510 parking spaces.
5.25 hectares
BREEAM Very Good
Completed in September 2007
Key awards:
BCSC "Supreme Gold Award" in 2007. Retail Week's "Shopping location of the year" 2008. ICSC "Best Medium Sized Shopping Centre in Europe" 2008

Award winning mixed-used city centre scheme in the heart of Exeter's conservation area

Completed in 2007, winning several industry awards, Princesshay hosts over 17.4 million visitors per year and has a relatively affluent catchment of 772,000. The design process embraced collaborative working with WilkinsonEyre and Panter Hudspith, who undertook detailed design for parts of the scheme.

Over 100 residential units

Residential apartments overlook the streets and have outside spaces. Access is provided from the street, clustered around private courtyards on top of the retail.

Economic regeneration

The largest single regeneration in the city’s history, Princesshay has transformed Exeter’s economy and retail scene – with more than £200m injected into the city since its opening. 1,200 people now work at Princesshay, whether in the stores and restaurants or as part of management and ancillary services team. The development is certified BREEAM Very Good for sustainability.

Chapman Taylor produced the masterplan, the detailed design for the central position of the site, the employers requirements and delivery for the whole development as monitoring architect.

For more information please contact:

Adrian Griffiths
Director (UK)


Supreme Award -  BCSC Awards
Supreme Award - BCSC Awards
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