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  • 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…

  • Commercial development

    Commercial Development Opportunity Hidden In Plain Sight

    Commercial Development | The daily traffic flow (including thousands of holiday visitors to the region) who pass the well-known former Foxhunters Garage Nr West Down on the busy A361 at West Down, have grown used to seeing an increasingly sad eyesore. A great, high-profile location, crying out for redevelopment. North Devon architect Perry Mears of…

  • Apprenticeship

    An Apprenticeship Opportunity in Architecture

    We’re often asked how to start a career in the world of architecture. The modern apprenticeship programme provides a great opportunity to be part of the new generation, by joining Peregrine Mears Architects in Barnstaple. An Architect or Architectural Technologist is a well-respected, creative profession offering numerous career options and specialisms, in many sectors. As…

  • 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…

  • Development and Diversification for Your Inland Marina – What Can you Do?  

    By far the hardest challenge in creating a successful inland marina based leisure enterprise is building the marina basin itself. So whether you did that yourself or have purchased an existing marina, the hardest part has been done! Many marinas have been at their busiest these past two years; the staycation boom combined with more…

  • 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…

  • West Buckland School

    West Buckland School re-roofing approved

    As architects, property is our passion and the opportunity to work on fine, historical buildings is always interesting and a privilege. One current project is West Buckland School near Barnstaple, North Devon, which features on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), with its Grade II Listed Buildings. Peregrine Mears Architects was invited to assist…