£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

Our House Type of the Week at Trispen Meadows – The St Allen

Our House Type of the Week at Trispen Meadows – The St Allen

Trispen Meadows presents a collection of high quality 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  Located just five miles from Truro in the heart of Cornwall, Trispen offers village lifestyle within the beautiful Cornish countryside. With easy access to the A39 and the A30, Trispen Meadows is in the perfect location and offers the ideal home for those ready to move now.

The St Allen is a contemporary three bedroom home perfect for modern living. This spacious property features a large L-shaped open plan living, kitchen and dining space. French doors lead out onto a turfed rear garden, ideal for entertaining in the evenings. On the first floor, there are three well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom boasts fitted wardrobes and an ensuite. The total area of the home measures 1038 sq/ft, a perfect sized home for a couple or small family.

In every Burrington Estates new home, high specification comes as standard, premium flooring is included in all of the homes as well as a British designed kitchen with quality integrated appliances. The master suite features fitted wardrobes and a luxurious ensuite with motion sensor lighting. The finer details include premium fixings, oak veneer doors and smart heating controls together with landscaped front gardens and turfed rear gardens.

There are just two homes remaining, prices start from £250,000 and Help to Buy is available.

To view the show home and for more information please email trispen.meadows@burringtonestates.com or call 01872 890033.

Our Home of the Week is home 18.  A 3 bed, semi detached St Allen priced at £250,000. Please contact our sales team today for more information.

Are You Relocating to Cornwall?

Are You Relocating to Cornwall?

Are you longing for sea air? Country walks? The unhurried and easy-going Cornish lifestyle? Where the word ‘Drekly’ does exist, meaning “an unspecified time in the future” and is used on a regular basis by the laid-back natives of Cornwall.

Whether you’re a city dweller or a coastal dreamer looking to make that move to Cornwall, your perfect home could be waiting for you at Trispen Meadows.

Located close to the A39 and the A30, Trispen is an ideal area for those wishing to commute. Whether it’s a leisurely drive to Newquay (just 13 miles away) or a drive into the bustling city of Truro (just 4.5 miles away), you can sit back, relax and take the direct route to Exeter in under 3 hours, and to London by train in under 5 hours.

Think…a family Saturday spent at the beach, eight miles from your new home sits Perranporth Beach – 3 miles of golden sand stretches along the Cornish coast where surfers ride the rolling waves and others simply snorkel, bathe or sail.


If you can see yourself adapting to this relaxed attitude of life and would like to view the show home at Trispen Meadows, please contact the Sales team via email  Trispen.meadows@burringtonestates.com or by calling 01872 890033.

The sales office is open from Mon-Sun from 10am -5pm.

We’re bringing The Ship back to life!

We’re bringing The Ship back to life!

L-R: Andrew Pearce (JLL), David Draffan ( Asst’ Director of Economc Development for PCC) Johnny Mercer (MP Plymouth View) Paul Scantlebury (Burrington Estates), Cllr Ian Bowyer (Leader of PCC), James Pryday (Prydis), Mark Edworthy (Burrington Estates), Carl Brough (Sitel).


We are extremely proud to announce our deal with the US-headquartered customer service firm Sitel, who have signed a 10 year lease for two thirds of The Ship, an iconic landmark building in Plymouth! The multi-million pound deal is set to create up to 700 new jobs in Plymouth, and represents the largest inward investment in Plymouth in 10 years.

With national leisure firms Adrenalin and Clip ‘n Climb also moving into the vast building, The Ship is sailing towards becoming a vibrant community Hub again!

If you would like an office at Plymouth’s premier business address, we have a range of flexible 2 person – 10+ person offices available! We are now taking exclusive one to one viewings. The first 5 offices to be let will receive 1 months rent free!

Get in touch with sales manager Michelle Watson today on 07495 433551 or michelle.watson@thrive-iac.com to arrange a viewing! 


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Biggest inward investment deal in over a decade to create hundreds of jobs in Plymouth

Biggest inward investment deal in over a decade to create hundreds of jobs in Plymouth

Biggest inward investment deal in over a decade set to create hundreds of jobs in Plymouth

Up to 700 jobs could be created in Plymouth following a major global trade deal with Sitel, one of the world leaders in outsourced customer experience innovation, showing Plymouth is ‘open for business’ post Brexit

The multi-million-pound deal, which has taken over a year to secure, will see the international business locate its new workforce in Derriford in The Ship, which was acquired by West Country based property developers, Burrington Estates, in May 2015.

The contract was signed last week and it is hoped that Sitel will be on site by February 2017. Burrington Estates is a major developer investing in the City and has already successfully completed two major regeneration projects, including Ocean Crescent and Burrington Business Park.

Secretary of State, Liam Fox, said: “This is terrific news for Plymouth and a mark of confidence in the United Kingdom post our decision to leave the European Union.

“Our country remains an incredibly attractive place to invest and it is now our time to seize the opportunities presented to us for trade outside the European Union, and hopefully places like Plymouth can continue to prosper.

“To be very clear, this is no insignificant investment. This is a 10-year agreement which will help bring up to 700 jobs to the city in what is a major global trade deal. Plymouth is a budding base of quality businesses with a bright future and a local MP in Johnny Mercer who is willing to listen to businesses and bring their concerns to government. I think it is imperative to see MPs working more like this to support businesses and the local economy.

“I look forward to visiting both the Ship and some of the amazing businesses that I’ve heard about from Johnny in the near future. In my new role as Trade Secretary, it is great to see companies talking about phenomenal growth in regions like the South West and this government is now focussed on ensuring that it continues.”

The deal has been supported by Johnny Mercer MP and Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as well as Plymouth City Council.

Johnny Mercer, Member of Parliament for Plymouth View, said:

“This is terrific news on so many levels. To see that kind of investment in Plymouth, that amount of new job creation and to see The Ship returned to its former glory is simply fantastic.

“I think this is a pretty significant point and now as a city we need to keep moving on and securing this type of large investment to keep driving our economy forward. I do believe that congratulations are in order to both Burrington Estates and Sitel on the conclusion of this deal. It was a pleasure to meet Karl all those months ago and I am pleased that Baroness Neville-Rolfe and I were able to help in some small way.

“There have been no sizeable changes in the UK regardless of Brexit vote, and in my opinion, Plymouth remains an ever more attractive place to invest and grow your business.”

Karl Brough, General Manager for Sitel UK & Ireland, commented: “After another year of phenomenal growth in the region, we are proud to be able to announce the launch of our new site in Plymouth and are delighted to bring many new employment opportunities to the area in the future. The Ship is a unique and exciting facility and we look forward to building a truly great place to work for our team that is supportive of our commitment to People First. By leveraging our existing experience of delivering outstanding customer experiences for major global clients from our other South-West site in Exeter, we are confident that our newest location in Plymouth will be a great success and a quality location for our client partners.”

Mark Edworthy, co-founder of Burrington Estates, said: “When we bought The Ship we renamed it ‘The Spirit of Enterprise’ as it was always our intention to return this iconic building to its former glory as a bustling and thriving place to do business. Confirmation of the ten-year deal with Sitel is fantastic news for the region and we are proud to have been able to help facilitate such huge inward investment in the City.

“The combined workforce of Sitel and the 15 or so businesses taking office space in our Thrive Hub means this building will once again be a place full of energy with approximately 800 people working here. There is still some space available so businesses wishing to be part of this exciting project need to act quickly.”

Leader of Plymouth City Council Councillor Ian Bowyer said: “This is fantastic news for the City, the region, and the country, and shows that, post the Brexit vote, we are still well and truly open for business and ready to trade with the rest of the world.

“Hundreds of jobs will be coming to Plymouth, which is great for families living in and around the City and a huge boost to the local economy. This sends out the message that we are keen to welcome new companies – particularly global brands – as well as nurture existing ones.

“We know that Sitel is a progressive market-leading outsourcing company which will not only provide valuable career opportunities for our citizens, particularly helping young people get into the job market. It is also great to see a very distinctive landmark building in our City get a new lease of life.”

Sitel currently has 146 sites serving 70 countries with seven of these in the UK, employing circa 75,100 associates.

The Council has played a supporting role to help Burrington Estates bring the company to Plymouth. It has helped with land and property negotiations, transport planning, exploring energy efficiency schemes and is involved with ongoing discussions around recruitment.

As well as offering extensive office space at the front of the building, The Spirit of Enterprise is adding an exciting, new dedicated leisure space. Clip’n’Climb is already confirmed and Adrenalin- a business providing indoor trampoline and state-of-the-art obstacle courses – will also be making this iconic building its new home.

Paul Scantlebury, co-founder of Burrington Estates, said: “Clip’n’Climb and Adrenalin are two really fun leisure brands and we are confident they will help make The Spirit of Enterprise a go-to destination, hopefully giving people even more reason to visit Plymouth.”

“This was a massive team effort between all stakeholders with regular, detailed meetings for over a year. Special thanks to Plymouth City Council and to our finance partners, Prydis and commercial agents, JLL.” Paul adds.


About Sitel
As caring for customers becomes the differentiator that drives consumer engagement and spend, Sitel is advancing its position as a world leader in outsourced customer experience innovation. With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, Sitel’s 75,100 passionate and talented associates support more than 400 clients in 48 languages from 146 facilities strategically located in 22 countries. Combining comprehensive customer care capabilities, leading omnichannel solutions and unparalleled expertise across industries, Sitel collaborates with some of the best known global brands to help consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences. Sitel is a subsidiary of Groupe Acticall. Visit sitel.com to learn more.

About Burrington Estates
Founded in 2010 by joint partners, Mark Edworthy and Paul Scantlebury, Burrington Estates has positioned itself to be at the forefront of high quality new developments in the South West. Since its inception the company has completed projects valued in excess of £100million GDV and with its latest deal, this figure is set for significant growth. Burrington Estates works as a trusted partner with equity investors and their experience in maximising commercial value means that they are able to consistently deliver a strong return for their investors.

Already a major developer in Plymouth, the company sets impressive standards in both design and build, ensuring that every supplier involved in the process is a trusted specialist will unrivalled expertise in their trades.

Their portfolio consists of commercial developments, high-quality mixed use schemes, luxury individual properties, renovation projects and they also specialise in the preservation of heritage sites. Visit burringtonestates.com to learn more.

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