Shlter plans on view

EXMOUTH residents will get the chance to quiz architects on plans for a new ‘iconic’ �400,000 building to replace the Strand Shelter next week.

EXMOUTH residents will get the chance to quiz architects on plans for a new ‘iconic’ �400,000 building to replace the Strand Shelter next week.

Exmouth-based Paul Humphries Architects Ltd has been commissioned to design the new �400,000 building and will be putting their designs on show to the public.

The building will complete The Strand works – and, as soon as the weather is kind enough, new trees will be planted and landscaping works will be carried out to complement the area.

Plans for the building will be presented to the public on Tuesday, January 5, from 4pm to 7pm, at the town hall.


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The proposals include a retail unit – which the chamber of trade is keen to see used as a Tourist Information Centre - a performance stage and a bus shelter onto Rolle Street.

It is also hoped it will incorporate a kiosk and a cafe.

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Town clerk John Wokersien said: “Anyone interested in seeing the plans is welcome to come along and talk with the architects and officers about what it will look like, what it will be used for.

“The building, of a contemporary design, will form an icon for the town and another feature to demonstrate how special Exmouth is and why Exmouth is a good choice of place to come to for shopping, leisure and pleasure in the 21st century.”

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The exhibition is an exciting opportunity for members of the public to see how The Strand could look in future and how the plans for the proposed building are taking shape.

“The whole area has been transformed over the past couple of years and this new building will complement the regeneration work that is nearing completion.”

Councillor Eileen Wragg, Devon county councillor for Exmouth Littleham and Town, said: “The design was chosen because the materials used will add to the spacious effect which will be created within the Strand.

“The building will add a modern dimension to the older buildings surrounding the area, with sustainability and conservation at its heart.”

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