“I find that the harder I work, the less I call it work.”

Thomas Jefferson

A restored Grade II* townhouse in Southernhay, Exeter. By January 2020, Number Nine will have five floors of luxury office space with full infrastructure for 21st century businesses to work from.

Stop Press: Launch Party 19th December! Please register your interest with us……




The first sketches of our open-plan offices. All with kitchen areas, loos (not Ground Floor), and as much light as we can bring into the building.

  • Open beams, exposed roof structure, funky city centre work space = Attic
  • New York style for Exeter. Exposed brickwork, open plan, dynamic = Basement
  • A safe, imaginative space. Not too flash, not too serious. Just right = Second Floor
  • Straight up statement style. Calm, responsible, transactional = Ground and First Floor

Drawn by Living Space architects.

The entrance will house a small art gallery featuring the work of local artists in rotating exhibitions, each with a launch event at which invited Southernhay businesses can meet the artist, view the work and indulge in a bit of local networking!


Because the Cathedral is always inspiring – and Number Nine Exe has views from all the upper floors….

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”

Anne Frank


“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

Douglas Adams

Built in 1795 by local entrepreneur and master builder, Mathew Nosworthy, the Southernhay quadrangle is a key symbol of Exeter’s professional past. And present.

Southernhay’s Georgian townhouses surround two green gardens, planted with magnolias. Perfect for al fresco lunches, the gardens also host the Exeter Street Food Market on the last Friday of the month. Grab a table with your colleagues and enjoy the international food on offer with a local Exeter Gin!

Just opposite Number Nine is the social centre of Southernhay! Southernhay House is Exeter’s only independent boutique hotel. With a stand out bar, classic seasonal bar menu and al fresco eating and drinking spaces, it’s perfect for break out meetings or after work de-briefing.

Work in progress

“It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention and chameleon. Because one word I don’t like is predictable.”

Naomi Campbell

Day one:

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Day 119:

Next Up:

November is going to be massive: the spaces will really start to shine. Clean lines, floors going down, paint choices made.

This is when the stuff that Tenants want to see goes in: second fix lighting, floors, kitchens and bathrooms.

Updated floor plans coming soon……