University of Exeter: Moberly

The Moberly scheme was our fourth major scheme on the University of Exeter Streatham Campus. The scheme replaced the previous Moberly House halls of residence with a new building providing 251 student bedrooms with shared bathrooms, providing affordable campus accommodation.
Client University Partnerships Programme
Location Exeter
No. of Bedrooms 251
Status Completed Summer 2020

Moberly House sits on a steeply sloping site at the northern edge of the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus.

Willmore Iles Architects

The scheme provides a mix of flat sizes, within the affordable rental band; reducing reliance on rented accommodation in the City Centre and supporting a mixed portfolio on campus. The majority of flats have access via their living space, creating a homelier environment and greater privacy to bedrooms.

The design is a single H-shaped building which reduces the number of lift cores and internal circulation. The plan form creates two courtyards of differing character; the south facing courtyard is more private, has external social spaces and seating and links to the communal spaces on the upper ground floor, while the northern courtyard provides a public face onto Lower Argyll Road for vehicle and pedestrian arrivals.

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