Local property developer invites school children to name new wildlife walk in Manadon Park

Local property developer invites school children to name new wildlife walk in Manadon Park

Award winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes has announced the name of a new nature trail in Manadon Park following a competition with local school children. Pupils at Manadon Vale Primary School were invited to name a woodland walk surrounding the developer’s largest development in the city, The Quarters.

The Heart of Oak Nature Trail was officially opened last week at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Burrington Estates New Homes met with Sarah Ryder, Head Teacher at Manadon Vale Primary School, and three local school children who took part in the competition. Seven year old Olivia Green was awarded first prize for her name ‘Heart of Oak’, winning a £50 Waterstones voucher. Two runners up, Mckenzie Hyatt who submitted the name ‘Maritime Walk’ and Isaac Briggs who put forward ‘Mayflower Walk’, received a £20 and £10 Waterstones voucher respectively.

A walkway with newly planted trees, flowers and a level pathway has been created surrounding the new homes at The Quarters and is open for both residents and community use. The nature trail forms part of Burrington Estates New Homes plans to provide more community spaces and improve local wildlife, with the development also home to The Burrington Butterfly Garden.

Olivia went on to cut the ribbon on site to reveal an engraved plaque with her family from school present, as well as some of the Burrington Estates New Homes team. The children then visited the Burrington Butterfly Garden, which has been created to encourage butterflies to the local area.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, said: “It’s important to Burrington Estates to be able to enhance nature and wildlife wherever possible at our sites and support the local community. The Quarters held a unique opportunity for us to work collaboratively with the local community to create this walkway, which will allow families in the area to enjoy it for years to come. It was a pleasure working with Manadon Vale Primary School again and we were delighted to welcome them on site to open this special walkway.”

Sarah Ryder, Head Teacher at Manadon Vale, said: “It was wonderful for the pupils to take part in such a community-focused project and produce something that will be a tangible part of Manadon’s history. Everyone enjoyed the chance to be creative throughout the naming process and really got stuck in.

Olivia was thrilled that her name was chosen to represent the nature walk, and we really enjoyed heading down to site for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was a real stand out moment for her that I’m sure she’ll remember for some time.”

Burrington Estates New Homes will ensure the walkway remains a key part of the community for many years to come and will continue with the maintenance following the completion of the build programme.

The Quarters is now 62% sold, with two and three bedroom high specification new homes still available to reserve, perfect for new homeowners or growing families. The homes come complete with a range of premium fittings and fixtures such as luxury fitted carpets, British-designed kitchens and fully integrated appliances. Prices available from £250,000*. A number of schemes, including Help to Buy, are available to make moving home even easier.

 

For more information about The Quarters, Plymouth, contact Burrington Estates New Homes on 01752 931030 or email thequarters@burringtonestates.com.

Burrington Estates New Homes are proud sponsors of the SB Frankfort football team, based in Plymouth

Burrington Estates New Homes are proud sponsors of the SB Frankfort football team, based in Plymouth

Match report 26th January 2019:

The under 16s team recently played against Tavistock Community the match started well and after dominating the majority of the first half, SB Frankfort eventually broke the deadlock and were leading by 1-0 at half time. The second half was a muddy battle but the boys worked hard and held on for a well-deserved win. 1-0 final score.

Coach Greg says “I’d like to say a big thank you from myself, my two assistants Ben and Ian and the squad for sponsoring our side. Without the kind sponsorship of local businesses, it would be very difficult to run a side as it can be quite expensive with pitch fees, training facilities, equipment and kits etc. Along with the players seasonal fees this all helps us as a club provide the boys with a positive environment and good facilities to train and play in all while looking good at the same time.”

Work Experience at Burrington Estates New Homes

Work Experience at Burrington Estates New Homes

On Monday 4th February the streets of Exeter saw students suited and booted ready for their week of work experience. The Burrington Estates New Homes team welcomed Ethan from St Luke’s Science and Sport College in Exeter.

Ethan is an eager 15-year-old, keen to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the construction industry. With maths being his passion, he sat alongside Grayham, Wayne and Sam in the commercial team (which is managed by Grayham, Head of Commercial). The team implement the regional business strategy, enabling efficient cost control.

Ethan says; “I have learnt a lot this week from the Burrington Estates New Homes team, they have helped me gain an understanding of quantity surveying and have helped further my education”.

After Ethan’s work experience with Burrington Estates New Homes, he is determined to carry out an apprenticeship programming in Quantity Surveying.

For work experience opportunities, please email info@burringtonestates.com

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.