Shortlanesend C.P. School pupils name new homes development

Shortlanesend C.P. School pupils name new homes development

From left to right: Mascot Ivor Goodsite, Haydon Penhallurick (1st Place), Jenson Bray (3rd Place), Laura O’Dowd (2nd Place).

We recently set Shortlanesend Community Primary School up to the task of naming our upcoming Shortlanensend Development!

We organised a naming competition with the fantastic school, which resulted in the difficult decision of deciding the 1st-3rd Place winners!

We were delighted to award First Place to Haydon Penhallurick (pictured above) who chose the winning name ‘Penrose View!’ Laura O’Dowd achieved Second Place and Jenson Bray, Third Place. All winners received their worthy prizes of certificates and book vouchers! With ‘Penrose’ having strong ties to Cornish history and attractions, the lovely name ‘Penrose View’ was found to be particularly apt.


Haydon Penhallurick (1st Place)

At the Awards Ceremony held in the school assembly. Haydon Penhallurick (1st Place), Laura O’Dowd (2nd Place) and Jenson Bray (3rd Place) were awarded their prizes of certificates and book vouchers.

Health and Safety Talk in the school assembly, conducted by Mike Crawford (Head of Construction) and Builder Mascot Ivor Goodsite.

After the awards ceremony, our Head of Construction Mike, and builder mascot, Ivor Goodsite (pictured left), conducted an all-important health and safety talk, informing the children about the hazards on building sites. With the school being in close proximity to our Penrose View development, we felt this was a big part of our responsibility as a developer.

Chad Wilson, Head of Shortlanesend C.P. School, commented on the competition:”The chance to name the new development on the outskirts of our village, was a wondrously generous and exciting opportunity for the children of Shortlanesend School. One child and their family will have the lifelong knowledge that their idea was successful, and will remain constantly on show as part of the fabric of the village for generations.” 

Colin Palmer, Managing Director of Burrington Estates New Homes, adds,“We are thrilled with the name and can’t thank Shortlanesend Community Primary School and all the children enough for their contributions.


“We are keen to progress with our strategic mission to develop high-quality properties in Cornwall. Shortlanesend ticked all the right boxes in terms of the site and location, helping us to create a fantastic development of family homes for the village and city of Truro, meeting the current local housing demand.


“Truro provides the perfect balance of both city and country living for homeowners and we look forward to progressing with our second development in Truro, at Trispen, which will provide even more choice for families in the county’s capital later in the year.


“We are passionate about delivering high quality homes and feel this development will be a great addition to Shortlanesend. It is an opportunity for families to purchase a new home in a rural village setting only 2.5 miles from the thriving city of Truro.”

Penrose View, due to start in September this year, will comprise of 28 distinctive 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes, situated in the beautiful, rural village of Shortlanesend which lies on the outskirts of Truro. The homes will be traditional, spacious and of high specification, and will benefit from picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

To keep up to date on the progress of Penrose View, and get the latest information on this exciting development, check out the development webpage and register your interest:


10 Reasons Why Plymouth is The Ideal Residential Location!

10 Reasons Why Plymouth is The Ideal Residential Location!

1.Superior Shopping Destination: Did you know that Plymouth offers the largest shopping centre in the South West outside Bristol, the very popular modern and undercover Drake Circus Shopping Centre. Catering to all, an array of independent shopping is also on offer at Plymouth, prime spots including The West End of Plymouth, Pannier Market and also Plymouth Barbican, offering a variety of boutique-style stores.

2. Gourmet Destination: Named ‘the UK’s new gourmet hotspot’ by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Plymouth offers an exciting, eclectic mix of restaurants to suit all tastes. Both exquisite fine dining and fun family dining choices are on offer, with high quality Westcountry produce being the core of many of the menus in the city. Plymouth also presents several top TV chefs, including Chris and James Tanner, who run the popular Barbican Kitchen Restaurant, Mitch Tonks who owns the popular seafood restaurant, Rockfish on Plymouth Barbican, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall running the River Cottage Canteen and Deli at Royal William Yard.

3. An Event Destination. The lively city of Plymouth offers an incredible range of markets, festivals, shows, exhibitions and gigs as well as several large seasonal events. The city notably hosts the famous Plymouth Pirate Weekend and also British Firework Championships – considered the most spectacular firework display in the country.

4. Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene: Plymouth is known to be the cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall! The city boasts a range of frequent cultural events, art festivals and vintage and antique fairs offering a fantastic display of art, music, fashion, film and design! A vibrant theatre scene can also be found in Plymouth, including fantastic national touring productions.

5. Excellent Education Opportunities: Plymouth offers the highly regarded Plymouth University, awarded in 2012 a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The city also presents the prestigious selective secondary schools, Devonport High School for Girls, Devonport High School for Boys and Plymouth High School for Girls – all less than four miles away, as well as a range of excellent primary schools.

6. Beaches Galore! You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to local beaches… some are even recognised for being the best in the UK! Plymouth’s closest beaches are Wembury and Bovisands, at just a 15-20 minute drive from the city centre. Even more stunning sandy beaches nearby include Bigbury-on Sea, Bantham, Challaborough and Thurlestone Beach.

7. The place to be for watersports: Sailing, surfing, scuba diving… are just a few of the great water sport activities on offer at Plymouth schools and clubs. Local dive centres offer exciting trips to wreck sites, including the HMS Scylla.

8. Leisure Opportunities: If you like to relax and keep fit in luxurious surroundings, a wide choice of spas and country clubs are within close distance. Plymouth offers world-ranking sporting facilities at the Plymouth Life Centre, where Olympic diver Tom Daley trained. Home to Plymouth Albion rugby team, the city further hosts many showcase sporting and cultural events, including the America’s Cup World Series. For lovers of the great outdoors, one of the country’s most stunning National Park’s, Dartmoor is on your doorstep, with superb opportunities for walking, horse riding, climbing and cycling.

9. A Green Haven: Plymouth benefits from having one of the most diverse and unique natural environments of any city in the country. The city enjoys a distinctive waterfront location and 40 percent of the city has actually been designated as green space, making Plymouth the Greenest city in the UK*. Not only that, but the city benefits from being surrounded by three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: a Marine Conservation Zone, a European Marine Site and Dartmoor National Park.

10. Excellent Travel Links: Plymouth is the perfect location for frequent travellers and jet setters, being easily accessible by road, rail, water and air. Did you know that you can sail by cruise-ferry to France and Spain from Plymouth? Regarding, air travel did you know that there are 3 airports within a very easy distance from Plymouth. These are Bristol, Exeter and Newquay.


If living in Looseleigh Lane Plymouth appeals to you, check out Notre Dame, our luxury collection of 4 and 5 bedroom executive residences.


Notre Dame, Looseleigh Lane Plymouth


*Source: Revealed: 100 fascinating facts you probably don’t know about Plymouth. Plymouth Herald. June 20 2014.

Apartment with Cathedral views crowned Exeter’s most prime piece of real estate

Apartment with Cathedral views crowned Exeter’s most prime piece of real estate

Exeter-based property developer, Burrington Estates, has today announced one of its seven luxury apartments in Cathedral Yard has sold for what is believed to be a record amount for a property in the city – and before the development has formally launched.

The 2,147 sqft, 3-bed apartment boasts stand-out features including an external terrace and an open-plan dining and reception area enjoying stunning views overlooking the Cathedral and has secured an asking price in excess of £1million, making it the most sought-after piece of real estate in the region.

Renovation of the four-storey Grade II listed building – directly above Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Cathedral Yard – is already underway and will consist of seven exquisite one, two and three-bed apartments. The prime development has been aptly named Cathedral View by the property developers which has a growing reputation for high quality new development and sensitive refurbishment projects in the South West.

Cathedral View follows hot on the success of the complete renovation of Dean Clarke House, a prominent Grade II listed property in Southernhay, which was transformed into 23 exclusive apartments, boasting a concierge – the first in the city – along with an elaborate club room and high-end office suites.

Paul Scantlebury, co-owner of the successful property development enterprise which also launched a New Homes company in 2016 which has just scooped a national award for its Clyst St George development, comments: “Following the success of Dean Clarke House, we knew there was an appetite for this type of luxurious, city-centre living and securing a seven-figure sum for one of the apartments, before we have officially launched the development, is massively encouraging and in this uncertain political climate, shows just how robust the South West property market is.”

Burrington Estates has also confirmed two further apartments have been reserved, meaning only four remain in this premium development. For those seeking the height of luxury city-centre living, there is still scope to secure the penthouse, which is priced on application.

“We are looking forward to working with all of our purchasers to create their bespoke and unique homes and with Exeter Cathedral as the backdrop for their apartments, this really is a very special development,” adds Paul.

Selling agent, Roger Wilkinson of Wilkinson Grant & Co, said: “From the day we were initially instructed to sell the building for the previous owners, we were determined that a quality

developer, with experience of listed buildings and experience of working with buyers to deliver bespoke properties would be the perfect developer to take on this project.

We were delighted when Burrington Estates secured the property in the face of both local and national competition and equally delighted to have been working with them from the very outset to secure this first apartment sale. Since we introduced these particular buyers to an “empty shell” of a former office building and Burrington Estates – who were able to showcase their “Mayfair comes to Exeter” Dean Clarke House apartments – to point where the buyers exchanged contracts on what is to date, we believe, the most expensive apartment to be sold in Exeter. The whole experience has been a lesson in how a developer agent and buyer can work together to conceive and design a property to meet the buyer’s individual needs. The phone call to the buyer on learning that contracts had been exchanged and that they had secured what will, I am sure, be a fabulous apartment, was a delight to make.


“We look forward to working with Burrington Estates and other buyers on the rest of this prestigious development,” adds Roger.

Numerous South West businesses are also involved in this land-mark development, including Exeter-based architect firm, Expedite who will be project managing the entire build process from conception to completion. Plymouth-based building contractors, Urbn Construction, will implement the construction and restoration works.

The development is due to complete at the end of the year. To register your interest or for more information please visit or


To arrange an interview, film at the location or arrange for social media live-feeds, please contact Katie Herridge from Attention Media, the acting PR and marketing agent on behalf of Burrington Estate and Wilkinson Grant.

For more information:

Katie Herridge

Attention Media

01392 459409


Click here to see coverage of our Cathedral View news story in Devon Live




Planning Permission Achieved For 85 New Homes in Trispen, Truro

Planning Permission Achieved For 85 New Homes in Trispen, Truro

South West based property developer, Burrington Estates, has achieved detailed planning permission for 85 new dwellings at Trispen Hill, Trispen, Truro. This was achieved via delegated approval and inside the 13-week deadline set.

The scheme for 85 new homes will now go into the technical design process, with a start on site expected later this summer. The project includes individually designed 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes designed to suit the character of the local area, complimented by hard and soft landscaping incorporating sustainable urban drainage systems. It will also deliver significant benefits for the local community with a new area of public open space (POS), education & off site POS contributions along with the provision of 26 affordable new homes for local people.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director of Burrington Estates, said: “As a local developer we are passionate about delivering high quality homes whilst making positive contributions to the communities we operate in. Working with both Cornwall County Council and St Erme Parish Council, we are looking forward to delivering a collection of distinctive new homes to meet the local housing demand in Truro.

“Achieving detailed planning permission within the short timescales set is a fantastic achievement for Burrington Estates and one of the first RoundShield Partners LLP funded acquisitions, since the agreement of a £30million funding package achieved in February this year” adds Colin.

Bristol based leading design and advisory consultants, Focus On Design, and Exeter based consultant highway engineers, Vectos, played vital roles in achieving this result. Construction work will start on site during late summer with the first release of sales due to commence later this year, to register your interest or for more information please visit

For more information:
Gemma Smith
Burrington Estates
03333 445757

Click here for the Trispen webpage

Tips to get Your Home Ready for Summer

Tips to get Your Home Ready for Summer

We’ve come up with 8 easy steps that can be taken in order to help you enjoy the time you spend at home this summer.

The new season is just around the corner, so why not get started today?


1. Let the fresh air in!

Now that its getting warmer, it’s time to open the windows and air out your rooms that have long been stifled by central heating! It’s amazing how much better and fresher your home can smell, when you air it out regularly.

2. Indoor Mould

In the warmer months, mould can be a potential issue! So we recommend that a large part of your summer indoor cleaning is dedicated to preventing the appearance of mould in your home.

a) In the Kitchen

Kitchen appliances can be a big problem area! During the summer, don’t forget to always keep the dishwasher and washing machine door closed. If you do forget, and can start to smell mould, we recommend that you run an empty cycle, with hot water and vinegar. This will help prevent mould from reappearing.

b) In the Bathroom 

The bathroom is also a major mould target! When showering, and for 10 minutes after, always run the bathroom fan. If you don’t have a ventilation system, opening the window and leaving the curtain or bathroom door open will help. Mirrors and tiles can also get dirty more easily in the summer, and be a victim of mould! Remove it by simply wiping a solution of vinegar and cold water on them. After cleaning, do not rinse the solution, but leave the bathroom door open to air the area.

3. Get the bugs out!

Leaving the windows open in summer means pollen and bugs are a potential problem. Help keep them at bay by installing filter screens/blinds on your windows.

Also, don’t forget to ensure that everything is sealed properly! Fix drafts or gaps, and the sealing around the doors and window. Spraying your outdoor perimeter, baseboards, doors, windows and sinks with pesticide can also help!

4. Prevent Wardrobe Humidity

Humidity and clothes are not a good combination. Prevent mould in your wardrobe by regularly airing your clothes or placing 1 or 2 silica gel packets on each wardrobe shelf. Alternatively, placing a few pieces of chalk in the wardrobe can be an effective solution.

5. Wash the windows!

Winter weather can leave a residue of salt, dirt and grime on your windows. To let the sunshine in, clean the windows, both inside and outside! You will really notice the difference! Simply fill a spray bottle with a white vinegar and water solution, spray it onto your windows, and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. You can remove any salt with a plastic bristle brush, and we recommend that you tackle any remaining dirt with a traditional window cleaner.

6. Keep bins clean and odour-free!

Higher summer temperatures can result in food residues going bad very quickly! To prevent the smell of rotting food when changing the bin bag, rinse the bin with a water and vinegar solution then dry it well. Baking soda can also be sprinkled onto the bottom of the bin to prevent odours.

7. Flip your mattress! 

Did you know that most mattresses today have both a winter and a summer side? If yours is one of them, now’s the time to flip it! The material on each is designed for different temperatures.

Summer is also a good time to clean your mattress – with warmer temperatures and everything drying more quickly. This can eliminate risk of dust or mould on the mattress fabric. Mattress toppers also help eliminate this.

8. Spruce up the garden for summer!

A simple tidy up and cutting the grass can do wonders for your garden! Planting a few flowers or putting out a few flower pots definitely brightens up the outside area. Take time to clean any decking or patio, and start bringing out the garden furniture.

Follow these tips and be well on your way to a summer ready home!