Princesshay, Exeter: a case study of city centre redevelopment



Princesshay is part of Exeter's city centre. A £225 million redevelopment took place between 2005 and 2007.

Planners replaced a 1950's shopping parade that had become unfashionable, aming to revitalize the centre of Exeter. But how successful have they been?

The aim of this resource is to explain the background of Princesshay, and consider to what extent it can be regarded as an example of a successful and sustainable urban redevelopment.


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Old Princesshay    Roman Walk, Princesshay   

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This map shows the location of Exeter. The placemark indicates the Princesshay area:


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What does "urban redevelopment" mean?



Watch the video The Fall and Rise of Eastgate at the Exeter Memories site.



Why was the redevelopment of Princesshay necessary? Find out on the next page



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