A first glimpse of how a £300million redevelopment of Exeter Bus Station could look – and the name of the scheme – have been unveiled.
Artist’s impressions show how luxury and budget hotels, restaurants and bars, homes and office space have been earmarked for the site in Paris Street.
The prestigious development will be named Citypoint, it has been revealed.
Relocation of the Civic Centre into a brand new ‘Public Sector Hub’ also forms part of the project.
Exeter City Council has asked its executive committee to next week back plans to form a collaboration between the landowners of the site to drive forward the bid.
Work has already begun on the new St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Centre on the far end of the site and a replacement bus station nearby.
City council leader Phil Bialyk said: “We have been responding to a constant stream of enquiries from interested developers, occupiers, investors, contractors and property agents following the extensive media coverage of the development proposals at the end of last year.
“We are now in a position to take the next steps in bringing forward the wider site for regeneration and will be working closely with our partners to pool property interests and jointly promote the development proposition.”
The executive committee will be asked to back the recommendations to progress the redevelopment at a meeting on Tuesday, September 10.