The award-winning Princesshay quarter in Exeter celebrated its one year anniversary on Saturday 20 September by throwing an anniversary street party for shoppers.

Princesshay Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Visitors to the shopping quarter were treated to a dynamic mix of world class street entertainment including live music, comedy and magic, balloon modelling, stilt walking and juggling!

Exeter City Council and Land Securities joined forces to provide a programme of fun family entertainment. Highlights on the day included enchanting and interactive puppet show, the Flying Buttresses, fantastic juggler and clown Dan the Hat and Oyster Opera, who combined beautiful singing with a good dose of audience participation.

Emma Mcleod, Princesshay Marketing Manager said, ‘We have thoroughly enjoyed making the most of the fantastic outdoor space we have at Princesshay by organising a range of activities and events over the last year. These have included charity events, children’s entertainment, street performances, music, acrobats and much more. As we have received great feedback from shoppers about the events, but most specifically the street entertainment, we felt that a day of juggling, music and comedy was a great way for local people to share in and celebrate our first birthday.’

The £225 million scheme, delivered by Land Securities in partnership with Exeter City Council, represents the single largest investment in the history of the city of Exeter, transforming the retail line-up with over sixty new shops, cafes and restaurants, along with 123 stunning apartments offering sought after city centre living.

John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager said, ‘We’re exceptionally proud of the scheme and the contribution it has made to delivering a really vibrant City Centre. The success of its first year is testament to the great working partnership between Exeter City Council and Land Securities. The Princesshay shopping quarter has been nationally recognised for excellence helping to raise the profile of Exeter as a leading shopping destination and we’re now looking ahead to Christmas and special events we have planned.’

Princesshay is home to a fantastic mix of big brands and family favourites, with Debenhams anchoring the scheme. Teamed with an exciting mix of fashion names and a lively mix of independent, speciality and niche retailers Princesshay sets itself apart from the rest offering a distinctive retail experience. The majority of local and regional independent retailers are located in Roman Walk and Bedford Street with the mix including an optician, a jeweler, a delicatessen and contemporary florist.

Princesshay Celebrates one year anniversary