Exeter City Living develop homes that look after you and the environment. We are highly regarded by clients and industry for delivering certified Passivhaus homes that are healthy and climate resilient until at least 2080. 

Clifton Hill DevelopmentOur meticulous attention to detail ensures that every home we complete is beautiful, functional and sustainable, generating meaningful value for our purchasers. Our homes not only look good, but they feel great to live and work in. 

At Clifton Hill we will be developing family homes in the heart of the city, incorporating Active Design Principles so families can live sustainably. The new development will accommodate an electric car /bike-club as well as on-site provision with plenty of bike storage too. 

As a Developer with a strong social and environmental priority, our development will enhance the local environment, provide much needed affordable housing and generate profit to be re-invested into Council Services. 

Meet the team

Emma, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Emma Osmundsen

Managing Director

Emma has over 25 years’ experience in property, construction and development consultancy across private, public and charitable sectors. A proven leader of project teams and successful delivery of complex and challenging developments, she is a champion of low energy and healthy design and has been instrumental in the delivery and promotion of Passivhaus and Building Biology in the UK. Emma is a Trustee of the UK Passivhaus Trust and a Non-Executive Director of Constructing Excellence South West (CESW).

Nigel, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Nigel Marsh

Senior Development Manager

Nigel is approaching 35 years of experience and has worked across a broad range of sectors and geographies. Nigel’s skill set involves assembling teams and resources from multiple organisations to deliver complex programmes of work, consistently. Nigel has spent the last 30 years as a management consultant, project and programme manager on projects across the UK, Europe and North America. Nigel has been involved with Passivhaus, Building Biology and sustainable development for around 6 years, looking at commercial viability, business modelling and alternative procurement models to provide optimal return for development parties.

Phil, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Phil Lewis

Consultant/Senior Development Manager

Phil Lewis is a Partner at Randall Simmonds LLP with 25 years’ experience delivering projects. Phil is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, working within a number of sectors including Leisure, Residential, Commercial, Education and Health.
Phil has led the delivery of Passivhaus Leisure and Residential projects including the Exeter City Council’s new Leisure facility, St Sidwell’s Point and Chester Long Court, which won the RICS SW Award for Innovation in 2019.

Helen, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Helen Craven

Consultant Cost and Project Manager

Helen is a Senior Consultant for Randall Simmons with 13 years’ experience in the construction industry. Helen has worked as both a Consultant QS for the client and as a Main Contracting QS; she is fully versed in both roles. She has experience in both pre and post construction and has worked on numerous commercial projects as well as housing. Helen has a first-class BSc (Hons) degree from London South Bank University and is a Chartered Member of RICS and CIOB. She is an NEC accredited Project Manager for both NEC 3 and NEC4 forms of contract.

Emma, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Emma Butler


Emma adds diversity and strength to the Exeter City Living development team from her experience of delivering a range of capital projects for clients in both the public and private sectors. An MRICS Chartered Project Manager, Emma is effective at turning her hand to whatever is required. Client focused, she embraces complexity and faces challenges head on. A strong advocate of the Passivhaus standard and methodology, Emma brings to the team individual experience of Passivhaus development and construction as she lives in her own certified Passivhaus which she built with her husband in 2015.

Andrew, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Andrew Burrows


Andrew has over 40-years professional experience in a range of surveying disciplines. He has represented a variety of UK business clients, holding full P & L responsibility for the client’s affairs in many cases. His work has included advising HM Courts Service on their Regional Estates Strategy in South West England and consultancy work for local authorities in Devon, and Wales. Whilst extending the scope of his training facilities in Development Economics, and Viability in a Planning context, he is also exploring new funding sources for Public Sector projects, and a Community Development vehicle for the delivery of economic regeneration.

Robin, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Robin Thorn

Senior Development Manager

An experienced development surveyor and a certified Passivhaus Consultant, Robin has worked with Registered Providers as well as on mixed-use regeneration schemes during the 30 years since his qualification.

He has been responsible for options appraisals, feasibility studies and the management of development from inception to completion on significant projects across the area.

Pamola, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Paloma Hermoso

Development Manager

Paloma is a multi-disciplinary Senior Project Manager with over 15 years of experience working for various industries. During the first stage of her professional career, Paloma had the opportunity to deliver Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and Communication & Stakeholder Engagement plans for various blue-chip companies around the world. Over the last four years, Paloma’s career has focused mainly in delivering Highways and Construction Industry projects. In 2018 Paloma successfully gained Chartered Construction Manager status and was invited to join the CIOB Exeter Hub. Paloma’s unique skillset is a direct result of the variety of projects she has worked on.

Tomas, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Tomas Gartner


Tomas is an experienced Passivhaus architect and project director able to deliver complex projects with large multidisciplinary design teams and complex client organisations. He is used to collaborating with project partners, designers, stakeholders and contractors to enable projects to be set up, become viable and to see them through to successful completion and delivery.

Nick, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Nick Mather


Nick is an experienced Project Manager having delivered many high value, large-scale complex developments across a wide range of sectors. Nick is a member of the Association of Project Management and an owner and Partner of a PM & QS practice with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Through his Development Management role at Exeter City Living, Nick has developed a knowledge and interest in applying the Passivhaus ethos, not just to residential schemes but other development opportunities that can benefit from a more sustainable construction methodology, lower carbon footprint and reduced operational and running costs

Goran, Exeter City Living, Passive House

Göran Molin


Göran is a Swedish-born Architect and an experienced Urban Planner. He is constantly inspired by the Nordic traditions of sustainable urban planning, housing and communities. Since 2014 he has worked as a planning officer for Exeter City Council.
Göran’s role is to support the design process of development schemes from idea to implementation. His expertise sits mainly in the intersection between architecture and planning, where planning requirements and viability are combined with quality design, sustainability and accessibility.