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.

£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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