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  • Living in Harmony With Nature: Off Grid House Featured in SelfBuild & Design Magazine!

    There’s something special about seeing one’s work in print. We are all so used to digital media, so it makes a pleasant change to flick through the pages of a glossy magazine and see a project we have designed featured. That is the case for this off-grid house we designed in rural Dorset. Sometimes you…

  • RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Community Centre

    RICS Award for Bovey Tracey Community Centre. We are thrilled to announce that The Riverside Community Centre in Bovey Tracey has been crowned Winner of best Public Sector Project in the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards 2022), South West Region.  Situated at the western gateway of the town, the new community centre was…

  • SelfBuild & Design Show 2022 – Free Tickets!

    As one of the region’s leading firms of Architects, we are looking forward to this year’s SelfBuild & Design Show, taking place at Westpoint Exeter this coming weekend. This specialist exhibition is perfect for anyone interested in embarking on a self-build project, from a major refurbishment or period property renovation right up to large-scale ‘grand…

  • Grand Designs

    Let’s do a Grand Designs project! Where?

    As architects we love creative opportunities. This one has  totally captured our attention; we’d love to get our hands on it, to create something special; a perfect Grand Designs project! This prominent local landmark is for sale, giving someone a real, unique opportunity. There are challenges but we love challenges. Ok, a bit of traveling…

  • Class Q

    What Can We Do With This?

    Class Q. Some building development opportunities are easier to spot than others. Perhaps the conversion of this barn was not an obvious prospect, but Peregrine Mears Architects has just successfully obtained permission for the change of use to a dwelling. “When asked “What can we do with this? This really caught my imagination” explained architect…

  • Concept design

    Demolish and replace

    “Our clients’ words `demolish and replace`! Look at the site, not the existing property’ with an inspiring project brief are precisely why I chose to be an architect” says Max Pountney, Design Manager with Peregrine Mears Architects, as he passionately talks through one of his latest commissions, in fabulous Cornwall. Our clients presented us with…

  • RICS UK 2022 Awards | Proud that we’ve been shortlisted – twice!

    We’ve had exciting news as May arrives, having received notification from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that Peregrine Mears Architects have been shortlisted in the RICS UK Awards 2022 in not one, but two categories, Public Sector Project & Community Benefit. Perry Mears explained “Our nominations are for the Riverside Community Centre in Bovey…

  • Another Class Q Barn Conversion Approved

    Barn Conversion Class Q Devon Rural architecture planning As active Devon Architects specialising in rural design, we’re delighted to share news of another successful Class Q application. The barn in question is a long, relatively narrow building, running on an east to west axis. That and the domestic scale of the building really lent it…

  • Barn Conversion

    Planning Approved for a new rural home

    One early success in 2022 is obtaining planning consent for the conversion of a redundant 19th century stone agricultural barn at East Marsh Farm North Molton to a residential dwelling. With 22 acres, set in the lovely Mole Valley, East Marsh Farm has an existing former granary that was converted to residential use in addition…