Exeter City Living and Exeter City Council are excited to announce the latest ninety-two home development,  which will be known as The Gardens, Whipton.


Plans to redevelop the site were approved by Exeter City Council in February 2020. Consent was given for the demolition of Whipton Barton House to make way for a new high-quality development which will provide sixty affordable homes and thirty-two for market rent; all owned and managed by Exeter City Council.

All of these new homes will be built to the Passivhaus standard, meaning that homes need up to 90% less energy to heat. The homes are created to be healthier and more comfortable; where heat regulation costs are reduced and where climate emergency and fuel poverty are tackled head on.

The development will feature a biodiverse green space, built with community in mind, creating a safe haven in which families can thrive. Private gardens, electric car club, electric vehicle hook ups and extensive cycle parking have also been included in the design of this impressive development.

What’s happening?

The project team is currently finalising the plans for demolition and construction. The demolition and site clearance works will be carried out by specialist contractor C G Fry. Once finalised, the Demolition Management Plan will include a site access plan and any temporary traffic management measures, a method statement for the demolition, a health and safety plan and waste management plan.

More details will be communicated to the local community over the coming weeks.

Community Artwork

Local artist, Stuart Crewes will be leading creative workshops in the community.  The artwork, which will be created by our neighbours, will be displayed on the site hoardings.  The objective of the artwork is to illustrate how a healthy and vibrant place should look.

Staying informed

Regular updates will be posted on this website during the demolition works and the following construction period.

You can submit questions or queries via this website, using the form below.


If you’re interested in our Clifton Hill project and want to know more then we’d love to hear from you.