9 Bartholomew Street West is the latest in a series of major refurbishments by property developer LS Properties.

Previously ‘Stage Studios’, home to a successful Exeter stage school that has relocated, the large building has had many uses over the years, including a church hall, warehouse and a storage shed. It has been revitalised into two six-bedroom apartments suitable for young professionals or students.

As well as the bedrooms, each apartment has two bathrooms, a large communal lounge and good-sized kitchen. The two lounges are key features of the properties, each offering an impressive space for socialising and relaxing.

The property has been refurbished to a high standard throughout, offering superior accommodation to young people studying or working in Exeter.


Max Sayers from LS Properties says that as soon as he saw the property he thought it was a ‘brilliant space’ with bags of potential. He adds that part of the plan was always to retain the original features of the historic building, and this is evident from the quirky feel of the rooms.

The electrician for the project was Lewis Voss, and Devondale Account Manager Kevin Coles liaised closely with the team in Exeter to secure the most competitive prices for the specification. Devondale supplied the majority of electrical items, which included:

  • CTec alarm system which includes optical smoke detectors and heat detectors.
  • Airflow extractor fans
  • Envirovent extractor fans
  • ESP emergency lighting
  • Lewden consumer units + RCBOs
  • Hundreds of meters of prysmian twin and earth cable; digital sat cable; alarm cable; data cable
  • Click wiring accessories

The industrial-style light in the communal room was supplied by Emco.

This stunning refurbishment began in November 2017 and was completed in July 2018, ready for the September intake of students.