Owen Building Open

The Owen Building (EX8 2AU) will be open to the public 11am -3pm, 19 and 26 March 2016.

Please come and meet the REL Board, view the facilities and discuss our plans for: fundraising, the Owen Building and the site.

We particularly welcome non-shareholders and potential users of the Owen Building, including local community groups and businesses (small and large) who may wish to use the Owen Building conference, work hub and office facilities.

The Board have been heartened by recent attendance at our Saturday sessions, over 50 people visited on 12 March 2016.

If you are interested in using the Owen Building, supporting REL and/or becoming a shareholder but cannot attend a Saturday session – please email admim@rollecentre.org


Exmouth Journal 18 December – REL Outlines Vision

Rolle Site Concept south viewREL outlined its vision in the Exmouth Journal (link to follow) on 18 December 2015.  The vision included REL’s priorities for 2016 which included:

  • Progressing Plymouth University’s Planning Application and moving towards disposal of the site.
  • Fundraising.
  • Building a consortium including developers and investors to secure all or some of the site.
  • Refurbishing and opening the Owen Building.
  • Conducting an 18 month research and developement programme to identify the best balance of facilities on the site.

The concept drawings that have been developed to demonstrate how REL may develop the site in accordance with REL’s needs, the local plan whilst preserving and exploiting the unique features of the site.  These are concept drawings only to inform a debate.  The 2 large buildings at the western end could be used for business and/or education.