Acorn’s Exeter region has completed on the purchase of 8 acres of land from the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education where it is planning a housing-led mixed-used scheme.
The St Leonards development, designed by Clifton Emery, has detailed planning permission for one hundred and forty-six homes, a sixty-one bedroom care home and sixty-eight assisted living units, the development will retain St Leonards pre-school on the site. Located close to the city centre and with views of the Holden Hills, the scheme will comprise 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 & 5-bedroom houses, 24% of which will be affordable units.
The sale will help fund Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education’s new state of the art, purpose-built facility in Exmouth with construction not expected to start on the St Leonards site until early 2020, once the Academy has successfully relocated.
This is the first development for Acorn’s newly opened Exeter office. The regeneration specialist recently bought a 7.4-acre site in Chillington, South Devon where it is planning a sixty-five home scheme.