£80m new business, homes and well-being destination coming to Exeter and East Devon
A visionary approach to how we should live and work is being brought to life in Devon, with the purchase of the Winslade Park private estate near Exeter. Burrington Estates, the developers behind the acquisition, has a reputation for their thought leadership in property development and setting new standards in design and build quality. They are clear on their ambition for an extraordinary transformation that will re-invigorate both business and community in the area.
“Our vision is to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve quality of lives. Winslade Park is the perfect site to show this is possible, combining our extensive track record in commercial regeneration and the building of luxury family homes” says Mark Edworthy, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director.
The 86-acre estate and stately home is perfectly placed as an employment, residential and leisure site, next to Junction 30 of the M5, close to the airport and just 10 minutes from Exeter city centre. It will become a beacon of development best-practice, demonstrating how an historic site can be sensitively re-developed to reinvigorate the community, creating a vibrant commercial centre for many thriving businesses around the 18th Century manor house itself, alongside exemplary new homes. The intention is to create 125,000 square feet of high quality, multi-let office space, a high end business club and 150 beautiful residential homes. The development will be tastefully absorbed in the beautiful established parkland, which will be preserved and enhanced with walking and running trails, alongside leisure facilities to serve neighbouring villages, including a cricket club, football pitches, tennis courts, multiple children play areas and a new leisure centre. Much needed public transport connections and local services will be re-established, and around 1000 jobs will be created.
Co-founder Paul Scantlebury explains further, “We are proud to be bringing the iconic stately home and park back to life for a new era. We are determined to create a peerless destination in which to live, work and play and which rivals the most iconic developments around the world, right here in East Devon and Exeter. We will liaise extensively with the existing community to ensure all parts of the new park facilities are accessible and suitable for all to enjoy.”
Alongside the office space and residential homes, the ambition is to create a well-being destination with cafés, restaurants, a high end gym and spa facilities with a swimming pool, cycle spin studio, yoga studio, and hair and beauty salons. There will be many other services to maximise work and family life convenience such as a nursery, pet care, dry cleaning, small grocery and newspaper store. With an estimated £80m value, it will be an extraordinary turnaround for the property which has sat empty for five years. It was previously the headquarters of Friends Provident so has a well-established history as an important employment centre.
“We are incredibly passionate and excited about Winslade Park; we intend to deliver a stunning working, living and leisure destination in the west of England, creating legacy for the region. We are striving to create a thoughtfully designed, integrated community, centred around wellbeing, quality of life and convenience.” says Mark.
Paul Scantlebury, Co-Founder
Mark Edworthy, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director
Peter Quincey, Development Director
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’
- 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
Discover your new home in the quaint village of Yetminster. Upbury Grange is a stunning collection of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.
Uncover the rare charm of Yetminster, Dorset at Upbury Grange. Set in an area of unspoilt tranquillity, enjoy picturesque nature walks through the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with road and rail links, Upbury Grange is the ideal home for commuters to neighbouring towns of Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester.
Developed by award-winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes, Upbury Grange will be built to an exceptionally high specification. Each home makes the most of the impressive countryside views whilst offering a generous entertaining space, sizeable bedrooms and a British designed kitchen and dining area.
With homes eligible for Help to Buy* you can reserve your dream home with just a 5% deposit.
Prices from £220,000
The Ford is a superb two-bedroom home. There is a generously-sized living and dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and family bathroom with bath. Bedroom one has a set of fitted wardrobes, great for storage. Bedroom two is a spacious double bedroom.
The Alcove has a classic cottage feel that marries perfectly with the contemporary interiors. The well-proportioned living room has a set of French doors leading out to the rear garden. In the open plan kitchen and dining room, where there is a second set of French doors. Upstairs you will find three generous double bedrooms, a study area and family bathroom. Bedroom one is the largest with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom.
The Milestone – Step inside this contemporary three bedroom property and you will feel right at home. From the hall, you can see directly through the bi-folding doors to the quality turfed garden at the rear. The ground floor boasts an open plan design. The living and dining area are generous spaces where you can relax. Upstairs, you can find three good-sized bedrooms, two doubles and a single, as well as a family bathroom. Bedroom one has an ensuite bathroom and fitted wardrobes. Selected homes have the added benefit of a garage.
The Gable – is a premium four bedroom home. The hallway leads through to the free-flowing kitchen, dining and family area. A set of French and bi-folding doors mean the family area is filled with light and provides great entertaining space. There is a separate living room with a further set of French doors to the rear turfed garden and patio area. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom. This home has the added benefit of a separate garage.
The Oak is a spacious and stylish four bedroom home. The hall leads through to an open plan dining and kitchen area, complete withbi-folding doors to the rear turfed garden. A set of double doors lead to the living room, which has plenty of room to relax and enjoy family time. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has a good-size ensuite bathroom and a set of fitted wardrobes. This home has the added benefit of an exterior garage.
*Please see a member of staff for the Help to Buy terms and conditions
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