Princesshay Leisure would deliver around 750 jobs for Exeter

The Princesshay Partnership has revealed today that its Princesshay Leisure proposals are expected to create around 750 jobs.

14 January 2016

CGI of Exeter bus and coach station redevelopment

It is anticipated that as many as 350 construction jobs could be created to build the new restaurant, retail and cinema development and a further 400 jobs could be generated in the retail, restaurant and leisure sectors once the scheme completes.

Up to 350 jobs

Could be created during development

400 further jobs

Could be generated once complete

96% of people

Agreed the site needs regeneration

John Grinnell, speaking on behalf of the Princesshay Partnership said: “These proposals can have a huge impact for Exeter, not just by creating a fantastic range of new retail and leisure amenities and attracting new visitors and businesses to the city, but also by boosting the local economy and providing hundreds of new jobs.”

Derek Phillips, Vice President of Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry: “These proposals will deliver the kind of modern 21st century destination Exeter needs whilst creating jobs, encouraging investment in the city and providing a welcome boost for business.”

The Princesshay Partnership’s plans involve transforming part of the current bus and coach station site into a cutting edge retail and leisure destination featuring modern architecture, restaurants, shops, a cinema, an amphitheatre and substantially enhanced public areas. These proposals form part of the wider site masterplan, which also includes the City Council’s plans for a new bus station and leisure centre.

Regenerating the site proved popular during the public consultation on the outline plans, with 96% of people who provided feedback agreeing the site is in need of regeneration and over three quarters agreeing that Princesshay Leisure would be a good thing for Exeter.

The Princesshay Partnership comprises The Crown Estate and TH Real Estate.