Colten Developments was established over 50 years ago, in Lymington, by John Colwell and Adrian Otten.
We are a successful family-owned firm with no external shareholders to satisfy. Colten Developments build luxury residential developments as well as care homes for our sister company Colten Care.
Together with Colten Care, we recently designed, constructed and moved into our purpose built headquarters in Ringwood, Hampshire. The investment in the new office, forming a combined headquarters with Colten Care, ensures we continue to attract the very best talent in the construction and care sectors
“We pride ourselves on our efficient management planning, building & marketing.”
With extensive experience of both Civil Engineering and Construction, Adrian Otten and John Colwell combined forces in 1971, and as two young men formed their own company – Colten Developments – based in Lymington. The firm took its name from a combination of their two surnames and work began in the New Forest area particularly. The name Colten has become synonymous with the highest standards of building and excellence, and the company has branched further afield.
We at Colten have now a large portfolio of developments behind us, principally within the New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset areas. It was our intention, from the outset, to concentrate on the residential property market, and it is true that this ethos continues today.
Colten care was established in 1980, when we opened our first residential care home in Lymington, Hampshire. The company was founded by Adrian Otten and John Colwell, both of whom had already gained a reputation in the construction of high quality residential schemes in the area. Every one of our care homes since has been designed and constructed by Colten Developments.