Devington Park today is a unique, imposing residential estate in Exminster, on the outskirts of the City of Exeter in Devon.
It comprises a handsome range of buildings, formal and informal gardens, surrounded by open parkland. The estate was originally constructed between 1842 and 1845 largely in Flemish red brick with slate roofs and granite dressings, and was designed by the architect Charles Fowler (also noted for designing Covent Garden market) as Exe Vale Hospital. The estate was converted into 118 individual leasehold town houses and apartments at the start of the 21st Century, whilst retaining its impressive external symmetrical footprint and overall historic character. The restoration was overseen by English Heritage who awarded it Grade II* status.
Leaseholders are all members of Devington Park Management Company Ltd, and elect a Board of Directors to oversee the upkeep of the buildings and grounds, and to ensure the appearance and condition of these continue to complement their impressive architectural legacy and the estate’s prominent position in the surrounding environment. The DPMCL Board’s vision is that Devington Park should be the place of choice to live in the Exeter area.
On behalf of the leaseholders, the Company employ Crown Property Management to manage the estate on a day-to-basis, with the on-site staff and contractors, and to provide specialist advice and support, including statutory compliance. They are the initial point of contact for leaseholders. There is also a Residents Association, who provide a forum for community matters for all residents of the estate.