Strand building plans go on show in Exmouth

EXMOUTH folk were given the chance to view plans for a new iconic �400,000 building set to replace the Strand Shelter at an exhibition held last week.

The designs, by Exmouth firm Paul Humphries Architects, went on show at the town hall on Wednesday, January 5.

Town clerk John Wokersien was pleased with the feedback from people to the plans.

“They were well received by the majority and certainly by the councillors who were present.

“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.”

The building will complete The Strand works.

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.

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It also hoped it will incorporate a kiosk and caf�. The area will then be complimented by new trees being planted.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The whole (Strand) area has been transformed over the past couple of years and this new building will complement the regeneration work that is nearing completion.”

Mr Wokersien said the plans would be available for viewing at the town hall until the end of this week.

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