Queen's Drive in Exmouth has the potential to enhance the town's economy

A reminder for residents, local businesses, clubs and groups in Exmouth that Hemingway Design will be presenting their Vision for Queen’s Drive public exhibition on 14 November 2019

Exmouth residents, local businesses, clubs and groups are invited to Ocean in Exmouth on Thursday 14 November, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to hear Hemingway Design present the results of the consultation and public engagement work they carried out for Phase 3 of the Queen’s Drive site in Exmouth.

A preview of Hemingway Design’s findings will be on display at Ocean from 12pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 13 November.

Hemingway Design will be sharing their analysis of the 1300 responses received as part of their consultation exercise held in summer 2018. 

The Queen’s Drive Vision is the creation of a high quality, inclusive, mixed-use, year-round leisure facility, which links to and complements the wider seafront attractions. It is recognised that any development should be commercially deliverable and financially sustainable, enhancing the town’s economy by providing new jobs and increasing opportunities for visitor expenditure.

Lambert Smith Hampton, East Devon District Council’s commercial advisors on this project, will also be in attendance.   

In the meantime, it is encouraging to note the progress being made with Grenadier Estates’ new watersports centre on the Phase 2 site, which is due to open in spring 2020. 

Wayne Hemingway said:

With the existing open space and sports facilities along with the pop up spaces and the upcoming water sports centre this site has the scale and content to “unlock” a modern visitor offer for the town, while respecting  the essential character of Exmouth. The extensive public consultation informs the visioning work for the Queen’s Drive site. We are looking forward to the event on 14 November where the visioning work, which stems from the extensive public consultation, will be made available for public comment.