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 particularly faired better than many cities over the last few years & our practice has mirrored this good fortune.
Our team continues to grow from strength to strength and as such we are looking forward to two new staff members joining us in January.
Workload for early 2016 includes much educational work, housing, masterplanning & excitingly several high profile competitions.
Recent individual project successes include gaining planning approval for a significant student accommodation development opposite St David's Station, gaining outline approval for 800+ homes at Mosshayne Tithebarn Green Exeter. Preparing planning applications for new primary schools in Exeter, South Molton & Tiverton. Masterplanning work for numerous large sites including St Agnes, Tavistock, Barnstaple & circa 1200 new homes near Bridgewater.
Major Projects currently under construction include Dartmouth Swimming Pool, Penryn Sports Centre & Nursery, Seabrook Orchards housing development Topsham & Matford Green Nursery Exeter. As well as the larger schemes we continue to relish the opportunity to design Individual houses - interesting examples currently in construction include two fabulous properties on the Exe, Four hilltop homes with sea views in Shaldon, & an individual 9000ft home in Coffinswell.
We have also designed several ecclesiastical buildings this year with projects completed in Teignmouth and Sherbourne as well as a new extension to a church currently on site in Bridport.
Our commitment & enthusiasm to producing good design, being realistic about budgetary constraints & caring passionately about every project we undertake is without doubt central to our successes this year.
We wish all our clients, fellow professionals, contractors & friends a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.