A former ambulance station in Exeter is now planned for a high-quality ‘co-living’ scheme, and not the previous student flat development.

Original plans would have seen existing buildings demolished and replaced with a five-storey block of 154 student bed spaces.

Now 134 co-living studios are planned instead, to help the council keep graduates in the city, and meet employment and productivity growth targets.

The studios will accommodate double bed, kitchenette, bathroom, study area and casual seating within 20sq m, along with ground-floor communal areas including a large multi-station kitchen and dining area, fully equipped laundry, dedicated games room, computer room and lounge area.

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