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  • Woolacombe

    Planning Permission for fabulous café on Woolacombe beach.

    North Devon Chartered Architects Peregrine Mears Architects has achieved a significant milestone in the development of the Beachcomber Café site, which sits on the edge of Woolacombe beach. Working closely Parkin Estates, planning permission has been granted for this exciting project, supporting the vital, local tourist economy, creating a vibrant quality destination for the local…

  • House design

    Planning approval for a sensitive site in Barnstaple

    PMA have obtained planning permission for a lovely individual house design; a detached family home in Pill Lane, situated to the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, in the parish of Bishops Tawton. The two storey house has four bedrooms, comfortable reception space and kitchen and double garage. The biggest challenge was the sensitive location, owing…

  • Victorian

    New phase for an Ilfracombe Victorian Oliver building

    Wander around The Torrs, Ilfracombe and see examples of Victorian architecture, larger villa-style buildings intended as grand, spacious private residences; Ilfracombe at its most affluent, at the height of its popularity, with a prestigious national reputation. Over time, several later became schools; Ilfracombe College, the Convent of the Immaculate Conception and Hereford House School. The…

  • RIBA Chartered Architect

    Understanding the value of an architect

    An RIBA architect is able to draw on years of experience and expertise in design, technical know-how and organisational skills, tied together through excellent communication to bring the project to reality. Through attention to detail, design and planning, the aim is to minimise risks of problems being encountered on-site, their cost and implications. Here are…

  • Ciaran Lane Architect

    PMA expands team, welcoming a new architect

    We introduce our latest team member, Ciarán Linane, who joins PMA following ten years’ experience working in a selection of London architectural practices. An ARB-registered Architect, Ciarán has gained a diverse skill set through the delivery of large commercial schemes for clients with complex and ever-evolving business needs. He has worked on numerous large-scale office…

  • Class Q

    Another Class Q success. We love barns.

    Rarely is any planning approval obtained without challenges. The amount of information required to be provided to achieve a Class Q success is often comprehensive, including specialist reports from third party expertise. Some Class Q approvals are trickier than others to obtain. This recent Class Q success is an exciting opportunity, located in an highly…

  • Multigenerational living

    We’re featured in Attivo Life, on multigenerational living

    A recent survey finds that multigenerational living in the UK could be set to triple by 2040. We were delighted to be featured in Attivo Life, in an insight into this trend, by Nicky Rampley-Clarke. A growing trend are buildings that can be for say, grandchildren, parents and grandchildren, all together, which they can all…

  • Architectural models

    Architectural models still have an important role

    Forward-thinking architects‘ practices enthusiastically use the latest technology and sophisticated computer software; often being early adopters, keen to enhance our service. However, it’s interesting that physical architectural modelling still remains one of the most useful items in an architect’s toolbox. As the quality of graphics advances apace, physical models remain a unique way to help…

  • Self build

    Self build can start, but not as originally planned

    We’ve all seen the TV programmes where a self-build project starts with some time living in a caravan on-site. Well, we have now received planning approval so our clients can commence on their project for a fabulous self-build home in North Devon, which makes living in a caravan for a while totally understandable. Our clients…