Princesshay Location City: Exeter, UK

A unique conservation area retail & residential city centre development

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Masterplanning, Mixed Use, Retail, Residential
Land Securities


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

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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.

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Group Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Group Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.


Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten


Supreme Award -  BCSC Awards
Supreme Award - BCSC Awards
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