Run by local charity Headway Devon, this unique and historic building in central Exeter is the perfect venue for courses, meetings and events.

With original beams and plenty of natural light, the XCentre provides flexible and inspiring spaces with modern conference technology.

The XCentre is fully accessible with ramps, a wheelchair lift to the first floor and disabled toilets.

Our friendly members of staff will ensure everything is in place to help your event run smoothly and successfully.
As the building is owned and managed by Headway Devon, all profits are used to support our valuable work in the community.

The XCentre is a distinctive venue available to hire for a range of events and conferences. Managed by local brain injury charity, Headway Devon, the XCentre is a perfect venue for running courses, meetings and events. What’s more all profits from rentals will be used to support the on-going survival of this fantastic historic space and Headway Devon’s services for local people with disabilities.

Testimonial - XCentre 1The XCentre is a very special space, originally built in the early 1700s as a wool-drying shed, the centre is a central part of Exeter’s trade history and was sympathetically converted into a state-of-the-art learning skills centre.

The centre is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short walk from a choice of council-run car parks.



With a range of training spaces, flexible layout and central location, the XCentre could be the perfect venue for your next event.

Our spaces and facilities
The centre is able to offer exceptional resources for trainers and course leaders, including a fully-fitted kitchen, an IT suite with laptops and two desktop computer workstations, Wi-Fi, a range of projector and display options, and an interactive whiteboard. The main spaces for hire are our airy conference room, with impressive vaulted ceiling and original beams, which can seat up to fifty delegates in a theatre-style configuration; and a pleasant ground floor room which is able to accommodate smaller meetings of up to twenty people.

The XCentre is fully accessible with ramps, a wheelchair lift to the first floor and disabled toilets.

You can view the layout of our rooms HERE



How to find us

Please download our pdf on how to find us, located HERE

Bookings and prices

The centre is available to book for full days, half days or evenings, and is also available at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Prices can vary, but the standard rates for bookings are £147 for a full day in our conference room and £74 for half a day, or £120 for a full day in the downstairs meeting room and £60 for a half day. The whole centre can be booked for £250 per full day.

So if you would like to book this architecturally outstanding building with a social purpose for your next event, please call us on 01392 224433, download a booking form here, or email info@headwaydevon.org.uk for more information.


“The location and facilities were perfect … The staff were very friendly and helpful”

“Very impressed with the facilities. Bright, spacious and comfortable”