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Exeter - Planning for Future Growth

We are delighted to invite you to join us for an update on where the city is with certain key developments and to talk about future challenges.

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Wed 10 Oct 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Harry Hems Centre, Hems Court, Longbrook Street, Exeter, EX4 6AP
1.5 hours CPD
£15 incl. VAT


One of the issues for the Planning Authority is that they are running out of greenfield land therefore, need to maximise densities within the city on brownfield sites. This throws up a whole debate about how dense they should go, how they accommodate tall buildings in an historic cathedral city and other important issues.

We will hear from Nicki Collas,  Construction Programme Manager, Devon & Cornwall Police about the redevelopment of Middlemoor to include the build of a £30m, 40 cell custody and operational hub building on the south side of the 46-acre site. Nicki will detail how the sale of surplus land at Middlemoor and the old Heavitree Road Police Station site is enabling the new build and talk about the challenges in designing a custody centre that meets Ministry of Justice design standards to create environments that are suitable for all types of detainees.

Andy Robbins
Head of Planning Exeter City Council

Andy is a Chartered Town Planner with nearly 30 years’ experience of working in Local Government. He began his career in Lancashire with Oldham Council where the priorities were urban regeneration and the protection of the green belt before moving to Exeter in 2004.  He led the Development Management team for the best part of 10 years before embarking on the review of the whole Planning and Building Control Service using the principles of systems thinking.

Now as Service Lead for City Development with responsibility for Planning, Building Control and Land Charges he is charged with putting these principles into practice and working with others to deliver jobs and homes to support the growth of the city. He is also leading on an exciting new initiative within the City Council tentatively titled Building Neighbourhoods which will work with communities and partners to deliver inclusive sustainable growth on a local basis.

Andy is a former Chair of the South West Development Management Best Practice Group and away from the day job he works with the Atrium Studio School in Ashburton to help shape our built environment professionals of the future. 

Richard Cord RIBA
Managing Director Kensington Taylor Architects

Kensington Taylor have practiced in the west country for over 35 years and is respected for its ability to deliver innovative and award-winning projects across a wide range of sectors in the UK and the Channel Islands.  We have been involved with the Exeter Chiefs for the best part of 20 years, delivering the initial move to Sandy Park in 2005 and the revised Stadium design in 2012 through now to the Sandy Park Hotel – a Marriott 250 Bedroomed Hotel for Exeter Rugby Group PLC

Nicki Collas
Construction Programme Manager, Devon & Cornwall Police

A Construction Programme Manager, Nicki works for the Devon and Cornwall Police Estates Team as head of the capital programme and is responsible for the delivery of multiple, concurrent building schemes in a portfolio in excess of £45m across the two counties. She is also the Chair of the CIOB Exeter Hub, with a commitment to growing diversity in the industry and developing a new generation of construction professionals.


Nikki Collas, Head of Estates D&C Police - update on D&C HQ building in Exeter

Richard Cord, Director of Kensington Taylor - update on Exeter Chiefs developments

Andy Robbins, Head of Planning Exeter City Council - update on other projects around the City

In collaboration with CIOB


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