Continued Growth for Ambitious Property Developer

Continued Growth for Ambitious Property Developer

Leading luxury property developer, Burrington Estates, has appointed two new members to its growing team. The double hire of a Development Director and Community Manager comes at a time when the South West-based developer continues to expand, delivering on its purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives.

John Harvey has been recruited to fulfil the Community Manager position whilst Peter Quincey will become Burrington Estates’ Development Director.

As Community Manager, John will be responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders for Burrington Estates. Internally, he will be encouraging and nurturing the interaction between the extended Burrington Estates family. Here, buyers, renters, partners and suppliers are invited to network with one another to grow an enduring community that will cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships, as well as meaningful personal connections. Externally, John will also be focused on expanding and growing the lasting legacy of the brand through community engagement, striving to create long-term and strong bonds within the local communities that stretch across the full breadth of the Burrington Estates portfolio.

John has strong links in the local Exeter community, as he held the position of City Centre Manager for 19 years where he was instrumental in helping successfully deliver the Princesshay scheme; a regeneration that led to the dramatic transformation of Exeter City Centre in 2007. Following this, John has also sat for a period as an Exeter City Councillor.

Burrington Estates has always planned to have a dedicated community liaison function within their team to continually explore the thoughts and ideas of the community, maximising the benefit of their developments and delivering a lasting legacy. John will be producing a strategic plan to be implemented across Burrington Estates’ entire portfolio which will focus on growing relationships on a local level. He has already begun making connections by reaching out to community groups and individuals at locations across Devon, and endeavours to continue to do so to make this role as collaborative as possible.

John Harvey, Community Manager, said:

“Working with communities to nurture relationships and understand their needs is a deep-rooted passion of mine. I’m incredibly excited to be joining the most go-ahead of regional developers, to help them nurture their internal community to become an even greater contributor to communities across the region and to ensure the Burrington legacy delivers community benefits for years to come.”

Co-Founder of Burrington Estates, Paul Scantlebury, said:

“From Burrington Estates’ inception, the ambition has been to create a community-focused role within the team as community engagement is integral to every project we undertake. When searching for the right person to fit the Community Manager role, John was not only the strongest candidate in terms of experience and knowledge but the best fit in terms of relationship building and personal integrity. We have yet to meet someone more dedicated to benefiting the community and delivering projects that everyone can be proud of. He’s without a doubt, perfect for this role.”

Peter Quincey has also been appointed to the growing Burrington Estates team as Development Director. Peter is a chartered planning and development surveyor with 15 years of experience. During this time, Peter has successfully delivered a wide range of commercial, leisure and residential projects working with both private and public sector organisations. As Development Director, Peter will be responsible for managing Burrington Estates’ commercial portfolio and delivering new projects from land assembly through to planning, construction and sales.

As Director at Grenadier Estates, Peter was responsible for the full development management process on residential and commercial projects. His role for Grenadier challenged the norm within the development industry as the ethos of the company was to achieve high quality with a strong sustainable focus. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of the Exeter Science Park, which included bringing the MET office and other significant businesses into the complex.

Peter Quincey, Development Director, said:

“What attracted me to Burrington Estates is their proactive nature and ability to move at pace but without ever compromising on quality – something I have witnessed being delivered consistently across their diverse portfolio of high quality projects across the region. From residential, office, student accommodation, light industrial and more, they are constantly pushing the boundaries and will never compromise on quality.

In a relatively short time, Burrington Estates has achieved an impressive and growing reputation across the South West and I’m really keen to be bringing my experience into the mix to become a part of their ongoing and upcoming projects.”

Founder and Group Managing Director of Burrington Estates, Mark Edworthy, said:

“At Burrington Estates, we are always striving to add the very best talent to our team so we can continue to deliver outstanding projects and deliver on our purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives. With the addition of Peter, we can continue our expansion further. His undoubted experience and knowledge in both high specification sustainable housing and commercial investment will prove invaluable, and he will be a tremendous asset to the development team. With our aims and ambitions for the future aligned, having Peter onboard will allow us to confidently embark on the next phase of our vision for our organisation.”

 

 

The benefits of buying off-plan

The benefits of buying off-plan

Buying your new home before it has been built, often known as off-plan has become increasingly popular. Not only for individual home owners, but for corporate investors to achieve greater returns, but some are discouraged by the idea of buying a product they haven’t seen.

As the government drives to get more new builds onto the market, more people from major investors to first time buyers are weighing up the pros and cons of buying property off plan.

Off plan purchasers are becoming progressively commonplace, although it isn’t as straightforward as traditional house-buying, with advances in technology, developers such as Burrington Estates New Homes offer computer generated images (CGIs) so the purchaser can visualise the finished product, plus virtual tours bringing the homes to life using 3D imagery. The financial advantages of investment can outweigh any uncertainty, buying off plan enables purchasers to secure high quality properties before they are built at the most competitive prices as opposed to buying second hand, meaning the best potential profits.  Buying this pro-actively during process also provides an option of personalisation, with more choice available such as kitchen ranges, flooring, bathroom and technology choices.

The Grove in Rockbeare, is the latest off plan development of Burrington Estate. An intimate collection of five luxury detached homes where Part Exchange and Assisted Move is available please visit www.burringtonestates.com/newhomes for more information.

Village life, countryside, seven miles from Exeter, what’s not to love about Rockbeare?

Village life, countryside, seven miles from Exeter, what’s not to love about Rockbeare?

Set on the brink of East Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rockbeare is the perfect place to call home. If you’re yearning for a village lifestyle within easy reach of a city – Rockbeare is set just 7 miles from the ancient capital city of Exeter.  From the last Census, the population of Rockbeare reached a community of 914, the quiet and quaint village is three miles from Exeter airport with airlines offering domestic and international flights.

The new town of Cranbrook boasts a train station which is just an 8-minute drive from Rockbeare, offering a direct line into Exeter St David’s, from there you will find direct links to London, Birmingham and Bristol.

Rockbeare has a Church of England primary school and pre-school which follows the ethos of “Empowering every individual as they learn and grow through God’s love”

‘Rockbeare is a small school with big ambitions. We want our pupils to achieve highly whilst thoroughly enjoying and being enthusiastic about their learning. The staff are committed, hardworking, friendly and fun!’ Rockbeare Church of England primary school

The lottery funded, village hall has been at the heart of the village for nearing 100 years, offering events for the local community such as yoga classes, dance classes, baby groups, quiz nights, coffee mornings, wine tasting evenings and more.

The award – winning Jack and The Green pub and restaurant is nearby offering a locally sourced, modern European menu and fine ales.

The Grove at Rockbeare is an exclusive development of only five individually designed homes with elegance and comfort at the forefront of its design.

Find your reason to call Rockbeare your home.

For more information on The Grove, an exclusive collection of four and five bedroom new homes please email thegrove@burringtonestates.com and call 01404 232244

https://www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/the-grove/

Exeter developer celebrates one million bricks at flagship development in Topsham

Exeter developer celebrates one million bricks at flagship development in Topsham

Exeter-based property developer, Burrington Estates New Homes, have marked a major milestone in the build of their developments across the South West as they lay the one millionth brick at EXIII in Topsham.

The property developer, who have been building luxury new homes across the South West for the past three years, celebrated the occasion with a brick laying ceremony, with both construction teams and suppliers in attendance. The millionth brick marks the final phase of the build at EXIII, with only a few properties remaining.

The millionth brick follows a standout year of success for the award-winning developer, who have been recognised by the National House Building Council (NHBC) in their Quality Award Scheme which is the industry’s benchmark for quality of a development in terms of build standard and overall site management. Two site managers, Shaun Marsden and Gary O’Gorman, were awarded the Pride in the Job awards for their work at Trispen Meadows, Truro, and Notre Dame, Plymouth, with Shaun going on to win the prestigious Seal of Excellence Award.

Engaging local suppliers and providing jobs within the community is a cornerstone for the property developer, who have partnered with South West Brick and Stone for their developments. South West Brick and Stone, based out of Bovey Tracey, are one of the region’s largest independent bricks specialists providing high quality services to the construction industry.

Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates, said, “This year has truly been incredible for the Burrington Estates New Homes team and we are delighted to have reached this great milestone. We have always said that building houses is so much more than places for people to live, it’s about creating desirable homes and long-lasting communities. Behind the million bricks are the couples and families who have trusted us to create their dream home and we cannot thank them enough.”

Colin continued, “It’s been great working with South West Brick and Stone who have supplied quality bricks for our developments and we have built a strong relationship which we hope to continue.”

Gary Norton, Managing Director at South West Brick and Stone said, “South West Brick and Stone are proud to be associated with Burrington Estates, providing high quality facing bricks to construct exceptional homes for modern families. We look forward to continued development in years to come.”

All Burrington Estates New Homes are built to an exceptional standard, promising outstanding customer service, attention to detail and innovative design. Burrington Estates New Homes are founded on the belief that high quality housing can be accessible to all, both couples and families alike. Each of the homes has a British-designed kitchen with integrated appliances. Luxury carpets, premium ceramics and a turfed rear garden are included at no additional cost. High quality fixtures and fixtures feature throughout, like the motion sensor lighting, smart heating controls and excellent insulation levels.

Following the success of EXIII, the developer turns their attention to the fourth site in the Exeter area and 15th planned development overall – Home Farm, Pinhoe. The highly anticipated collection of homes on Church Hill, Pinhoe, are set to launch this summer with unrivalled views of the East Devon countryside, easy access into the city and good nearby schools. A collection of three, four and five bedroom homes will be available, with personalisation packages available and a number of schemes specifically designed to make house-buying even easier.

For more information about the available homes at EXIII, contact topsham@burringtonestates.com or visit www.burringtonestates.com/topsham.

 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Tomorrow is World Environment Day. This iconic day is ran by the United Nations with the aim to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Take action by following these simple steps recommended by ‘Organic News and Environment’

  1. STOP EATING MEAT (OR AT LEAST REDUCE IT).

The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock were fed to people, we could feed 800 million people.

2. CHANGE YOUR CAR DRIVING HABITS.

Vehicles are the biggest compromise to our air. Where possible try walking, running, cycling or take public transit more often.

3. NOTICE HOW YOU USE WATER.

65% of what we use is in the bathroom, with this in mind, have shorter showers and buy an energy efficient shower head. Don’t leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth…It all helps.

4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER

Think about going paperless – bank statements, paper towels, junk mail you haven’t opted out of. There are many areas where each of us can help to lessen paper production.

5. USE A REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE AND REUSABLE LUNCH CONTAINERS.

Landfills are overfilling with water bottles alone. It is also estimated that 3 litres of water is used to package 1 litre of bottled water.

 6.  BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU THROW IN THE BIN

From kitchen scraps that can be used to make stocks to items that can be recycled, see how many times things can be reused or repurposed rather than simply thrown away.

7. SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS

Before venturing out on your next shopping trip, make sure you’ve some reusable shopping bags with you. Plastic bags are a huge threat to marine life, and they’re an inconvenience to the environment.

8. BORROW OR FIX RATHER THAN BUY

Buying throwaway fashion is detrimental for the environment – 1 kg of fabric generates 23 kg of greenhouse gases! Start thinking about keeping what you own and become more discerning

Celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June 2019

 

Ready, Steady, Grow

Ready, Steady, Grow

May has sprung upon us, the days are getting longer and warmer which means that Summer is on its way and it’s time to tidy up spring plants, plant out summer flowers and get planning for autumn. It’s also a great time to plant herbs, as plants will establish quickly in warm soil, just remember to keep them watered if the weather turns dry.

With National Gardening Week behind us, our gardens should be a canvas of colour, you don’t need to be an expert in gardening, Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh had to start somewhere!

May is the perfect sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and you will also be able to watch the bees, birds and butterflies in your organic pot.  Why not take part in The Big Butterfly Count? Sit in your garden or the park for 15 minutes and see how many butterflies you see! Register your results here; https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

What to plant in May outdoors

Direct sow sunflowers

Direct sow poppies

Direct sow Limnanthes to bring insects into your garden and vegetable pot

Nigella

What to plant in May indoors

Foxgloves

Sweet William in seed trays

Lupins

Herbs and vegetables

Sweetcorn

Sow basil

Sow cucumber

Sow perennial herbs

Happy gardening!