2014 was Grainge Architects most successful year ever in terms of commissions & successfully completed projects. Therefore it comes as no surprise to us that we have been shortlisted in multiple categories in this years Michelmores Property Awards.
The buildings that we have helped deliver across the region cover a wide variety of sectors, budgets & architectural solutions. Unsurprisingly our clients differing requirements have involved us developing highly bespoke services which have lead to differing methods of project procurement. Clearly many of our buildings involve working from project inception through to completion on the basis of traditional buiding contract arrangements. Other schemes involve taking the initial work of another architectural practice through the design development stages and on to completion. As procurement routes have changed over the years, client organisations wishing to offload the cost risk associated with their projects, negotiate Design & Build Contracts. The Contractor then uses his own team to deliver the project, often with the concept architect retaining an executive architect role for the client. Our role in these situations is to assist the contractors in delivering the employers requirements.
Our Projects in this years Michelmores Awards have been delivered via a combination of these differing roles as follows:
Holsworthy AgriBusiness Centre – (Commercial Project of the year over £5m) Torridge District Council appointed Grainge Architects to develop the design, obtain planning permission & develop the employers requirements information. Morgan Sindell (Contractor) appoint their own architect Trewin Deign Partnership to develop Contractors Proposals. We were retained by the client to act as Executive Architect.
‘The House’, Plymouth University – (Commercial Project of the year under £5m and also nominated for Building of the Year) Plymouth University appointed Burwell Deakins Architects to initially develop the design, Grainge Architects & Burwell Deakins jointly develop the planning application. Grainge Architects then developed the detailed design & acted as Midas Construction’s (Contractor) architect during the site stage Burwell Deacons were retained as Plymouth Universities Executive Architect.
Church of Our Lady & St Patrick, Teignmouth – (Heritage Project of the Year) The Diocese of Plymouth appointed Grainge Architects for the commission on the basis of a traditional appointment for all RIBA work stages.
St Agnes Island Hall, Isles of Scilly – (Eco Project of the Year) The Council for the Isles of Scilly appointed Poyton Bradbury Cole to develop the design & develop the employers requirements information. Grainge architects were appointed as Dawnus Construction’s, architect to develop the Contractors Proposals & deliver a buildable & affordable scheme that was seen through to completion on site.