At the forefront of new development and renovation in the South West.

Our team of experienced property professionals has an amazing track record in building beautifully designed, high specification new homes and properties that harmonise with their location. Each team member adds a unique skillset, but we’re all passionate about achieving the same objective: to create value for you by always being smart and results-focussed.

Mark Edworthy and Paul Scantlebury are our founders and joint partners – together they have over 45 years’ property expertise. Coupled with the vast knowledge of the rest of our team, it comes as no surprise we’re at the forefront of new development and renovation in the South West.

Mark Edworthy


Mark has been involved with property, construction and property financing for more than 20 years. He qualified as a Chemical Engineer and spent the first few years of his career at Mobil Oil, where he was a project engineer overseeing the construction of new fuel stations with expanded stores, pioneering the wider retail offering seen at most fuel stations today. This involved intense and quick construction schedules.

To Burrington Estates, and every project undertaken by the team, Mark brings a winning combination of excellent frontline development-completion experience and strong financing skills.

Paul Scantlebury


A property development director with a background in construction, Paul has more than 25 years’ experience across the commercial and residential sectors, including affordable and first-time buyer housing, keyworker and student accommodation, retail, leisure, and office facilities.

Paul’s extensive network of cross-sector contacts, coupled with his astute commercial awareness of a project’s potential in its earliest stages, has seen him undertake major building projects across the UK and Europe, including the South of France and the Czech Republic.

Colin Palmer

Managing Director (New Homes)

Colin Palmer is Managing Director of New Homes, and is responsible for establishing and delivering the business plan. He is a qualified surveyor and has operated at Director level in the housebuilding industry for over 18 years.

Colin joined Burrington Estates in 2016 after 24 years with Taylor Wimpey, he has delivered mixed tenure housing and commercial projects across Southern and South West England and Wales. Colin moved from Southampton in 2007 to establish a new house building Region based in Exeter which he ran through to his joining Burrington Estates in 2016.

Colin has established and grown successful businesses based on excellent people and teamwork, delivering some of the highest quality homes and customer service in the country. His business secured numerous NHBC awards including two as National Runner-Up and the Daily Telegraph National Housebuilding Quality Award.

Peter Andrew MBE

Chairman Burrington Estates

Peter Andrew is deputy chairman of HBF and has a wealth of industry experience and an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting house builders. Peter started life as a trainee QS at George Wimpey and during a career spanning 40 years progressed to become the UK Land and Planning Director - and a board member - at national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey UK. He was also one of the four practitioners who helped draft the National Planning Policy Framework for then Planning Minister Greg Clark.

He was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours for ‘services to construction’ in recognition for this work. As well as his role as Chairman of Burrington Estates, Peter is also a Council member of the NHBC, Chairman of IT company Rummage 4 and director of Dorchester Group - a housing and Place-making company.

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Our philosophy

We are committed to pursuing the following four principles that constitute our philosophy.

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Our history

What started as a meeting in the South of France between our founders Mark Edworthy and Paul Scantlebury, has led to us becoming one of the most prestigious property developers in the South West of England.

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Discover why everyone loves their Burrington Estate home

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Thrive group

We believe that running a business should be exciting and invigorating. That’s why we created the Thrive Group, to give entrepreneurs and businesses the support they need to take their business to new heights.

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Corporate social responsibility

As a leading West Country developer, involved in restoration, new-build construction, and regeneration of the communities in which we are developing, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is very important to us.

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Our ethos is to create value in all our projects through collaboration. We work as a trusted partner with equity investors, and our extensive track record, and specific, highly relevant experience in maximising the commercial value from market-leading developments, has delivered a consistently strong return for our investors.

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Customer Journey

We have outlined the key stages when buying your new home with Burrington Estates. These stages are in place to ensure that you receive a first-class buying experience from the first enquiry to long-lasting aftercare.

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We don’t just build homes. We create communities. Places where you and your family will feel welcome and safe. We do this by ensuring you and your new neighbours are delighted with our service and surroundings.

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Environmental Charter

We are committed to pursuing the following four principles that constitute our philosophy.

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