Bridger Marine

Exeter, Devon, UK.

When Bridger Marine wanted a new premises for their boating business Grainge Architects were appointed to design a multipurpose building. Being sited on a Commercial Business Park adjacent to Exeter’s Historic Quay suggested a slightly different design approach to the typical Industrial Buildings. A new two storey Boatshed was conceived which derived its aesthetic from the timber cladding buildings typical of the area which had previously been the site of quayside warehouse buildings & goods yards. Bridger Marine’s business has now evolved in their new building to include not only boat servicing, a boat yard, a retail outlet and also a base for their internet sales business.

Grainge Architects own studio can be found on the upper floor amongst a suite of purpose built office spaces. The Boatshed is an example of the practices ability to design a low cost sustainable building, the fit out of the building utilises an industrial feel to give a bright airy well ventilated space perfect for the open plan studio arrangement in which they enjoy working.

The Boat Shed, Bridger Marine.
The Boat Shed, Offices.
The Boat Shed, Bridger Marine.
The Boat Shed, Bridger Marine.