Category Archives: On site

Architect designed new 300sqm home for £350k!

A build cost of £1,166 per sqm can usually only be associated with a industrial shed type building, typically bespoke residential projects cost in the region of £1,500 – £2,500  per sqm. When a young farming couple initially approached our practice … Continue reading

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New Housing at Seabrook Orchards, Exeter.

The first phase of our Seabrook Orchards development is taking shape on the Topsham Road to the east of Exeter. This scheme derives its character from the local area. Local distinctiveness has been achieved within the scheme by the promotion … Continue reading

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Grainge Architects – Christmas Update

2015 was a really good year for Grainge Architects; in fact our best ever in terms of new commissions & project successes. Judging by the number of live projects the practice was involved with, the recession is now only a memory. Exeter … Continue reading

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Grainge Architects Website Update

With the continuing variety of projects and increasing workload across the spectrum of different construction sectors we felt that it was time to update our website. Our growing portfolio in a wide range of project sectors is now better represented. … Continue reading

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New £10m extension & Refurbishment for the University of Exeter.

The St Luke’s Campus of Exeter University is home to three colleges that occupy the grounds. The Graduate School of Education, the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the University of Exeter Medical School all make St Luke’s their home … Continue reading

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Re-ordering a Catholic Church

Obtaining permission (Ecclesiastical Exemption) to carry out works to a Listed Ecclesiastical Building is complex. The proposed re-ordering works at the church of Our Lady and St Patrick, All Saints Parish, Teignmouth involved a lengthy negotiation, design & construction period … Continue reading

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Quiet Space – Ensuring Acoustic Comfort in Buildings

The new Performing Arts Centre for the University of Plymouth is now well under way with construction progressing at a pace. Grainge Architects are working with Midas Construction and acoustic consultants ‘Redtwin’ on this £4 million project located in a … Continue reading

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Holsworthy Livestock Market under Construction

Work on the new Cattle & Livestock Market at Holsworthy, Devon has commenced in earnest. The huge undertaking of earthworks began back in June after Morgan Sindell of Barnstaple were selected as the successful tenderer. The site was cleared and … Continue reading

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Dream House in Lympstone

What a fabulous day to have a site visit to your dream new home on the banks of the River Exe. Over the last few months passers-by in Lympstone could not fail to notice this striking new house designed by … Continue reading

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Isles of Scilly, Porthcressa Beach – New Community Buildings

On completion of the Five Islands School with Kier Construction, our next project on the Islands involved regeneration works fronting Porthcressa Beach. (The project is currently under construction). Lessons-learnt from building the school, determined the design and procurement method for … Continue reading

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