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"Chris is an excellent engineer who simply gets things done. He is helpful, proactive, commercially aware and has been a valued member of the Exeter Cricket Club Student Accommodation design team. I look forward to working with Chris on future projects."

Andrew DavisDirectorYelverton Properties

Prince of Wales Road


Exeter University has invested heavily over the last few years in extending and improving the facilities on campus as their student numbers have grown significantly. To support this growth, a number of high quality student accommodation blocks have been built in the city. The most recent of these is a 159 room student accommodation block adjacent to the campus on the edge of the Exeter Cricket Club's County Ground.

Working closely with architect LHC and client Yelverton Properties, we undertook a Flood Risk Assessment, Transport Assessment and a Utility Assessment to support the detailed planning application for this scheme. We also provided the same suite of services to support an application to construct a new modern design cricket pavilion to be built at the County Ground. In June 2014 both schemes were approved by Exeter City Council's planning committee.

We subsequently undertook the detailed design of the highway access, external works and drainage for both the student accommodation block and the new Exeter Cricket Club pavilion as part of the Midas D&B team. Construction work was completed on programme ready to accommodate the 2016 cohort of Exeter University students.

We were delighted to see this project shortlisted for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards.

Photographs reproduced courtesy of LHC Architects