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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A collection of luxury four and five bedroom homes called ‘The Grove’ is set to be built in Rockbeare, Devon, following a land acquisition by award-winning developer, Burrington Estates New Homes.
The 1.62 acre site off High Bank, Rockbeare, has detailed planning permission for a collection five dwellings, a mix of four and five bedroom homes. Rockbeare adds to the developer’s expanding portfolio in the South West, which includes the new homes at EXIII in Topsham and 120 properties set to launch in Pinhoe in early 2019.
The village of Rockbeare is a highly desirable location in the Devonshire countryside. The site has excellent road and rail links with Exeter and wider East Devon. Neighbouring town, Cranbrook, provides a number of local amenities including a supermarket, doctors surgery as well as primary and secondary schools.
As with all Burrington Estates New Homes developments, the homes at The Grove will be built to a high standard. Each of the five properties will include well-designed kitchens with integrated appliances, spacious family rooms and good-size bedrooms. The homes will benefit from double garages, excellent garden sizes and a private access road leading into the development.
Burrington Estates New Homes will contribute to the local infrastructure levy and are working closely with the local parish council to ensure construction progresses smoothly.
Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, commented: “Whether we are launching five individual homes, like The Grove in Rockbeare, or a larger collection coming soon to Pinhoe, we give the same care and attention to detail to the build and customer service for each and every one of our new homes. Rockbeare has been specially selected by our developments team as it is a highly desirable place to live in the region, and ideally placed for for these luxury five bedroom properties.”
Colin continued: “We have already received a great level of interest and would urge anyone interested to contact a member of our sales team, or speak to one of the team at our sales office at EXIII Topsham.”
The Grove is set to launch in early 2019 and is already hotly anticipated on the open market. To register an interest, please email: email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on Cornwall Council’s commitment to affordable housing is available here: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/housing/affordable-housing/
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.
Last week, Chancellor Philip Hammond disclosed his 2018 Budget, revealing that the Help to Buy equity loan scheme will be succeeded in 2021 by a new first-time buyer Help to Buy scheme which will run for two years.
The Government has stated that the future scheme is targeted at those most in need and will be for first time buyers only – but no changes to eligibility for the existing scheme are intended to take place before 2021.
Burrington Estates New Homes welcomes the Help to Buy Extension. The new scheme enables first time buyers to purchase a new build property up to the value of £349,000 (in the South West) with as little as a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage.
The positive news underlines Burrington Estates New Homes’ confidence in the housing market in the South West, where five developments are currently live, offering a range of new homes suitable for first time buyers, with a further six developments programmed to meet the demand of the housing market.
Managing Director, Colin Palmer says; “With our current live and upcoming new home developments, we are able to satisfy the growing demand for new homes across the South West. The extension of Help to Buy gives potential first time buyers the peace of mind that they too can benefit from the scheme over the coming years.”
For more information on the Help to Buy scheme, please visit our website:
To find out more on our new homes developments visit the new homes page on our website.