Practice Profile

Grainge Architects have established their reputation over more than 20 years as being one of the leading architectural practices
in the South-West, our aims always being -

- to serve communities by working closely with clients and building users, establishing clear understanding of their needs and hopes in terms of building function, quality and cost;
- to honour broader environmental and social responsibilities;
- to respond energetically with imaginative and creative design solutions.

Although the practice has grown since then both in the size of its workforce and in the breadth of its work, this ethos has been maintained - the three directors retain active involvement in all projects.

The scale of projects typically undertaken ranges from minor works through to projects with construction value up to ?125million.
The practice has developed working relationships in line with the wide range of procurement routes now common within the construction industry working traditionally with clients (whether private, public or corporate), with contractors in design-and-build and partnering arrangements, with developers, and with broad community groups.

The principal activities of the practice are full architectural services (all stages from briefing and conception through to complete production information and administration of building contracts), master-planning and feasibility studies. We have substantial experience within the following sectors:

- Education schools, colleges, universities
- Health hospitals, surgeries
- Housing private, social, developer
- Commercial retail, industrial, offices
- Emergency services
- Community projects
- Hotels and leisure
- Ecclesiastical

Grainge Architects has established a reputation within the South-West, based in Exeter and Newquay, for honourable, value-for-money, quality architectural service.

Serviced Areas

  • South West

Contact Details

  Website
  City Exeter
  Postcode EX2 8DD
  Address The Boat Shed, Michael Browning Way
  Phone Number 013 9243 8051

From Our Website

As an RIBA Chartered Practice we are committed to the appointment of dedicated and experienced staff and an ongoing programme of professional development. The practice has been able to establish and maintain a well-balanced and productive team which is able to respond to complex problems and challenging deadlines. Changing patterns of procurement for buildings over recent years have in some areas resulted in a move away from traditional architect-led methods in favour of design-and-build, contractor/client partnering and so on.


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.