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Grainge Architects is led by directors Tony Pollintine and James Brookes who have a shared passion for responding to clients' needs and creating inspiring architecture. Their joint skills and strong support team ensure the practice has a broad cross section of experience across the majority of building types. Both Tony and James take an active management role at every level of the practice.

The team comprises architects and urban designers, interior designers, assistant architects, technicians and administrative back-up. The practice operates an equal opportunities policy, and actively endeavours to maintain a diverse team profile.

We work from our new purpose built office, in which all staff work together in a studio environment, enabling the directors to maintain close 'hands-on' involvement in all projects.

James Brookes
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James Brookes
BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

James is an energetic and creative enabler with substantial design and construction experience. He enjoys working with clients and driving their projects forward with enthusiasm. A clear strategic thinker and strong design team leader he is passionate about every level of the process of creating architecture and delivering the right results for clients.

Tony Pollintine
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Tony Pollintine
BA (Hons) Dip Arch Dip Urban Design RIBA

Tony is a highly creative architect who takes the lead role in much of the practice's work. He combines a sensitive design approach with commercial realism. His proven management skills combined with strong team leadership capabilities ensures that the practice maintains high standards of both professional practice and building delivery.