These 24 new almshouses were built to Russ’ design and under his direction in 2014 for the Exeter Municipal Charity. They are constructed on the site of 12 almshouses built in the 1930s and 1950s which did not meet current standards.

The new almshouses are on 3 storeys in two attached blocks and two lifts provide access for all residents and visitors, including those in wheelchairs. Each almshouse has 2 bedrooms, a wet room and a combined lounge/dining room. Bay windows increase the light and provide interest to the elevations.


Local garden designer Naila Green designed the attractive gardens which are now developing well.
The design incorporates low maintenance materials and the building meets Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, one of the highest achieved in the Exeter area.

The work was funded by the Charity with the assistance of a grant from The Homes and Communities Agency, a government body. It was carried out by Kier Construction at a total cost of £2.6 million.