Christmas Gifts Donated to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Christmas Gifts Donated to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

This December, the Burrington Estates New Homes team have sent some much-needed Christmas cheer to the Bramble Ward, which cares for children between the ages 0 -16 years at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Giving the children toys, games, books and more, in time to open on Christmas Day.

Gemma and Nicola from the Marketing department met with Cara Bennett, Play Specialist at the RD&E and hand delivered the presents to Sister, Louise Mould and Staff Nurse, Lisa Hancock.

Cara Bennett says: “Thank you so much to Burrington Estates for their donation of toys and gifts for the children and young people on Bramble ward. Gifts like these can really make a difference to those who are staying with us over the Christmas period.”

Burrington Estates New Homes have supported various charities each month throughout the year. These events have included a coffee morning, raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support, a 55 mile and a 100-mile charity bike ride for FORCE Cancer Charity, the Topsham to Turf Ferryman’s Swim for local charity; Estuary League of Friends, an inflatable fun day at Trispen in Cornwall, a half marathon, raffle and relay row for Children In Need, the Club Peloton Cycle; raising money for Coram –  a charity that has been supporting vulnerable children for 75 years.

To read more about our charity events, visit the blog page on our website.

If you are a local charity within the South West looking for fundraising support for 2019 please get in touch on info@burringtonestates.com

£1,000 raised for Children in Need

£1,000 raised for Children in Need

The Burrington Estates New Homes team joined forces with Exeter based military clothing company ‘Brigantes’ and took part in ‘The Big Bike and Row’ at their headquarters in Exeter. The team rowed and cycled on static equipment from 9:30am until 4pm, aiming to travel the distance from Exeter to Bristol, but exceeded their target and rowed an impressive 110.5 miles – covering the distance from Exeter to Gloucester.

With their laces tied and sportswear on, the team were ready to go, relaying in 15 minute stints throughout the day.

The Burrington team also held a raffle at their sales offices across Devon and Cornwall. At Trispen Meadows, EXIII Topsham, The Quarters and Dean Clarke House – home to the Burrington Estates New Homes headquarters. A massive £1,000 was raised for Children In Need, contributing to the incredible £50 million+ that was raised on the evening of Children In Need – Friday 16th November.

Special thanks go to the suppliers for donating raffle prizes and to the general public, staff and family members for purchasing tickets.

Children In Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity, raising money to help make a difference to the lives of children all across the UK. With the vision that every child should be safe, happy and secure. It’s a fantastic charity that we are proud to have supported.

To find out more about Children In Need, please visit their website.

Leading South West developer tackles Truro’s affordable housing crisis

Leading South West developer tackles Truro’s affordable housing crisis

The number of new homes available is at a 10 year low, with many of these properties unavailable on the affordable homes market. In a bid to tackle this crisis, we are proud to be creating 26 affordable properties at our latest development in Truro, Trispen Meadows.

Working in partnership with LiveWest, the South West’s largest provider of affordable homes, has enabled local families to access the new homes at Trispen Meadows. LiveWest have over 36,000 homes across the region and will manage the rented and shared ownership homes at the scheme.

Our ongoing partnership with LiveWest and Ocean Housing, who supported the 10 affordable homes at nearby development Penrose View, is the start of many collaborations with affordable homes providers, both in Cornwall and across the South West in Devon and Dorset.

Increasing affordable housing in the region forms part of Cornwall Council’s key areas for development. The county was awarded the second highest national allocation of New Homes Bonus in 2017, ensuring more new affordable homes become available. Mike Eathorne-Gibbons, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member representing the area including St Erme and Trispen, said: “I am delighted with this development. It meets a long overdue need for local affordable housing. The property designs and layout of the site are excellent. I’m sure tenants and owners will be very pleased with their new homes. I wish them well.”

David Matthews, Development Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, said, “We have built a great partnership with LiveWest that we hope to continue to strengthen as we build more homes across the region. Affordable housing is absolutely vital to the growth of the housing market in Truro, and we’re proud to offer an average of 30% affordable new homes on our developments.”

Shaun Marsden, Site Manager at Trispen Meadows, spoke for the whole team, “Whether we are welcoming new homeowners or tenants moving into their rented or shared ownership homes, our main aim is to create wonderful communities where people feel welcome and, most importantly, at home.”

Trispen Meadows is a collection of 85 new homes within the delightful village of Trispen. With nearby access to Truro, popular seaside towns and the Cornish countryside, the new homes have been greatly received on the open market. Each of the homes have been designed to be in keeping with the local surroundings and make use of local materials.

Work on the £2.75 million scheme began in October 2017 with the first new affordable homes handed over in November of this year.

Executive Director at LiveWest, Russell Baldwinson, said “We are delighted to be working alongside Burrington Estates. We are really impressed with the scheme and the quality of the homes. Our customers will be delighted.”

Open market properties at Trispen Meadows, a mix of two, three and four bedroom new homes, are available from £210,000. Help to buy, part exchange and a range of assisted purchase schemes are available. Contact trispen.meadows@burringtonestates.com.

More information on Cornwall Council’s commitment to affordable housing is available here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/housing/affordable-housing/

About LiveWest

LiveWest provides over 36, 000 homes to over 70, 000 people throughout the south west from Gloucester to the Isles of Scilly. LiveWest has plans to build 16, 000 homes in the area over the next 10 years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products creating choice and flexibility. As well as developing new homes LiveWest continues to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone.

Burrington Estates New Homes welcome residents from Penrose View and Trispen Meadows

Burrington Estates New Homes welcome residents from Penrose View and Trispen Meadows

Burrington Estates New Homes were thrilled to host an exclusive event at The Old Plough Inn at Shortlanesend, Truro. Welcoming residents at Penrose View following completion of the site this summer. The invitation extended to the first residents moved in at Trispen Meadows and jointly celebrated Site Manager Shaun’s recent NHBC Seal of Excellence win. 

Over 45 sub-contractors were presented with well-deserved certificates for their outstanding work at Penrose View and work to date at Trispen Meadows. The team enjoyed a selection of local food and ales and competed in a few games of pool.

Representatives from the NHBC committee presented the awards along with a speech from Head of Construction, Mike and Site Manager, Shaun, praising the sub-contractors for their hard work and dedication to the projects at Penrose View and their current work at Trispen Meadows.

The Burrington Estates New Homes team personally welcomed residents from both sites and enjoyed a pleasant evening getting to know the residents and dined on afternoon tea treats and prosecco.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director of Burrington Estates New Homes says; “We were delighted to host an event for both the sub-contractors and the residents from Penrose View and Trispen Meadows, it was a fantastic evening welcoming the residents to their respective developments, as well as rewarding the site teams and sub-contractors for their valued work.”

Discover our new home developments across the South West by visiting: https://www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/

£1.2m affordable homes scheme completed at high quality development in Cornwall

£1.2m affordable homes scheme completed at high quality development in Cornwall

A new collection of 10 one, two and three bedroom affordable homes have been specially created at our development, Penrose View, Truro in a bid to tackle the current UK housing crisis.

We have worked  in partnership with a leading Cornish social housing provider, Ocean Housing. the homes have been completed and handed over to Ocean Housing, who have begun moving tenants in to a mix of rent and shared ownership homes.

With an average of 30% affordable homes on our developments, we are committed to providing affordable housing within the region and are currently developing further affordable homes at our nearby development, Trispen Meadows, in Trispen, Truro alongside our sites in Plymouth, Exeter and upcoming site in Dorset.

We are aiming to deliver more rural homes throughout the South West and are actively seeking suitable sites in local communities where there is a need for affordable housing.

Burrington Estates New Homes enjoys close working relationships with a number of social housing providers, including Liverty, formerly known as Devon and Cornwall Housing.

Penrose View is a collection of 28 new homes within the delightful village of Shortlanesend. With nearby access to Truro, popular seaside towns and the Cornish countryside, the new homes were hotly anticipated on the open market with the 18 new properties now fully sold out. Each of the homes, including the affordable properties, have been designed to be in keeping with the local surroundings and make use of local materials.

 

Work on the £1.2 million scheme began in September 2017 with the new affordable homes completed and handed over in August 2018. Taylor Lewis, a local property agent, have been working alongside Ocean Housing throughout the transfer of the new homes.

David Matthews, Development Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, said: “Developing affordable housing on our schemes is absolutely vital in order to meet the demand for new homes in the South West. There are so many different types of buyer to consider when creating a new housing development and Penrose View is no different. Penrose View is a great example of how we can provide well designed, quality affordable homes for local people. Working with Ocean Housing has been a brilliant experience and allows us to respond to a need for more affordable housing within the local area.”

The scheme, a combination of rent and shared ownership housing, has been officially handed over Ocean Housing – and its tenants have already started moving in to their new homes.

Tracey Daniels, resident at Penrose View, said:

“I am in love with my new home! I have lived in Shortlanesend for a while, previously in a much older estate which was looking a little tired. The new homes at Penrose View really do stand out for their design and quality, the overall feel it that of a small and quaint community. My son attends Richard Lander School so it’s in a great location for us too.”

Daniel Fisher, Site Manager at Penrose View, said:

“It’s been a real pleasure working on the new homes at Penrose View, both the private and affordable units. It’s so important to consider all types of homeowner when building our developments and that’s why we have created a range of affordable house types. The one bedroom homes are ideal for young couples and the larger three bedroom homes are great for growing families.”

Ocean’s chief executive, Mark Gardner, said the Penrose View scheme demonstrated a joint commitment to addressing Cornwall’s housing shortage.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Burrington Estates to provide much-needed affordable homes for local people,” said Mr Gardner. “I look forward to developing a strong relationship with Burrington Estates so that we can provide many more new homes together in the future. The most important thing is that our new residents are absolutely delighted with their new homes.”

We currently have properties on the open market available at Trispen Meadows, Trispen, Truro. The collection of two, three and four bedroom new homes are available from £210,000. Help to buy, part exchange and a range of assisted purchase schemes are available. 26 affordable new homes will be available at Trispen Meadows.

The Big Butterfly Count at The Quarters in Plymouth

The Big Butterfly Count at The Quarters in Plymouth

Did you know that 70% of all butterfly species in the UK are experiencing a decline in numbers with some species even becoming extinct?

As recently highlighted by Sir David Attenborough, the disappearance of species points to catastrophic environmental damage. Being indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems, these insects are a vital asset to us.

At our new development in Plymouth; The Quarters, the Burrington Estates New Homes team are encouraging the public to take nature’s pulse, by joining the big butterfly count.

In our show home gardens, we have planted flowers that are rich in pollen and nectar – a perfect home for butterflies. We are also preparing a ‘nature walk’ that will begin work in early 2019 which will include cultivating species of blossoming flowers that will aim to enrich the population of the butterfly.

We are seeking for help, to build a picture of how butterflies and moths are doing in our own neighbourhoods, by taking part in the Big Butterfly Count.

Sit in your garden or the park for 15 minutes and see how many butterflies you see! Please register your results here; https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

For more information on The Quarters at Manadon Park in Plymouth please visit https://www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/thequarters/ or to view the show home, please email  thequarters@burringtonestates.com