Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, comments: “We have focused on water safety in consultation with East Devon District Council – please refer to the Exmouth water sports website for further details. The amends to the design include setting the building back by four metres to allow a more substantial space between the building and the sea wall, and increasing the rigging areas to accommodate additional water sports equipment. To improve the visual appeal of the building further, we have included additional stone cladding and designated more space for planting trees. These additions have resulted in a reduction of 14 parking spaces. Following the submission of our planning application, we are excited to be moving towards a construction phase of the project.”
Grenadier has purchased its fifth commercial development, Paternoster House on North Street, Exeter. The building, which used to be home to Store Twenty One and where Snappy Snaps is located, will be redeveloped to bring life back into the building.
As with all of Grenadier’s projects, a sustainable and environmental approach will be taken.
Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, states: “We are thrilled to have purchased Paternoster House and look forward to finalising our plans and vision for the building in the coming months, with work for the redevelopment starting in the new year.”
Grenadier has launched a dedicated consultation website for the proposed water sports centre for Exmouth. The new website – www.watersportscentreexmouth.co.uk – includes information on the proposed scheme, current designs, details on the consultation process and also offers the chance for the community to comment on the proposals via an online feedback form.
Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, said: “Gathering feedback from the community is extremely important to Grenadier and with the launch of the website, we can immediately start to gather this. Comments collected via the website and at the public consultation events will help shape our plans prior to a formal planning application being submitted at the end of November”.
“Having an online comment form available for the community means that anyone unable to attend any of the consultation events will still have the opportunity to put forward their views,” adds Peter.
In addition to the website, Grenadier are hosting a series of public consultation events to listen to the views of the local community on the proposed water sports centre plans. The events will take place from 9am to 5pm on 21 and 25 October, with a third event taking place from 5pm to 9pm on 1 November. Each of the events will be hosted at Ocean, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.
For more information, please visit www.watersportscentreexmouth.co.uk
Grenadier has published its designs for a new water sports facility for Exmouth, and is encouraging members of the community to participate in a public consultation on the plans.
The proposed not-for-profit scheme, which would provide training and changing facilities alongside an outdoor events space and eateries, is intended to enhance Exmouth’s waterfront, water sports heritage and leisure amenities. Offering immediate beach access, the venue is expected to provide services throughout the year.
We can now confirm we will be hosting a series of events to listen to the views of the local community on the proposed plans, taking place at Ocean, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.
The community event dates are:
- 9am to 5pm on Saturday 21st October
- 9am to 5pm on Wednesday 25th October
- 5pm to 9pm on Wednesday 1st November
Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, says: “We’re excited to be sharing our designs with the local community, and hope as many people as possible offer comments and participate in our consultation. Our goal is to build a centre that serves the town, enhances its waterfront and builds on Exmouth’s water sports heritage. The centre will play host to sports like paddle boarding, kayaking and kite surfing.”
“We’re also committed to making sure the centre delivers long-term financial benefits to the local economy, and is energy efficient to support the local environment. Our hope is this will be a real benefit to Exmouth, and it’s important to us that the local community is actively involved in this development.”
Grenadier has funded the development of Emperor House, the company’s first EPC A+ rated office building located in Exeter Business Park, one of the city’s vibrant business hubs.
For a building to achieve an EPC A+ rating it must have the best insulation, be energy efficient and produce clean energy which will be consumed on site.
Emperor House is a three-storey, fully serviced 22,500 sq ft building featuring a highly insulated cladding system, LED lighting and a roof top solar installation with a capacity of 128kW.
The building also benefits from a resilient data and electrical supply meaning the office can continue operating in a power cut. The Emperor House solar installation alone will generate more than 120,000kWh of electricity, sufficient clean energy to power the equivalent of 40 homes and save 57 tonnes of CO2 each year.
We worked closely with Summerfield Developments, a Somerset-based developer and investor, who developed the office building and secured the pre-let of the scheme.
Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, says: “We are constantly aiming to push the boundaries of sustainable property development and are thrilled to have delivered our first EPC A+ rated office building in Exeter. EPC A+ commercial buildings are extremely rare, making up just 0.06% of the entire stock within England and Wales, making this a fantastic achievement for the city and something we are really proud to have helped create.”
Emperor House has been let to insurance company, Liverpool Victoria (LV=), who will be relocating from Pynes Hill to the new building in November, ensuring jobs are maintained within the Exeter area.
Jane Dickinson, Head of Protection Operations for LV= based in Exeter, said: “At LV= we strive to provide a happy and productive environment for our people to work in. We also take seriously our responsibility to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment and we are really pleased we have been able to do both with our move to Emperor House.”
At Grenadier, we are committed to developing properties to the same high-standard and quality of Emperor House in Exeter and Devon.
Major local employer LV= set to occupy the modern eco building
Sustainable property developer Grenadier Estates has announced plans to to build an EPC A rated office building after acquiring a site on Exeter Business Park.
To be known as Emperor House, the prominent building will provide more than 22,000 sq ft of accommodation.
Peter Quincey, Director of Property at Grenadier Estates, said: “We will work alongside Summerfield Developments to create the sustainable building, which rekindles a partnership that resulted in the neighbouring Oxygen House, which holds a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’. We are confident that together we will create a super energy-efficient building that is the hallmark of Grenadier’s portfolio.”
Grenadier has also revealed that the insurance firm LV= will take a lease from September 2017 when the build is complete. The company will move all its employees from Pynes Hill to the new building which ensures that the jobs are maintained within the Exeter area.
Jane Dickinson, Head of Protection Operations for LV= based in Exeter said: “At LV= we strive to provide a happy and productive environment for our people to work in. We also take seriously our responsibility to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment and are really pleased that we are able to do both with our move to Emperor House later this year.”
Nigel Hounslow, Director of Summerfield Developments, said: “It will be great to work with Grenadier Estates again, as the two companies worked well together previously and many of the consultants have been retained to develop Emperor House for LV=.”
Peter Quincey added: “We are focused on delivering highly sustainable projects which positively impact productivity by considering the working environment, surroundings and staff welfare. Attention to matters such as indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics and interior layout has a significant impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of employees. All these factors have been discussed and incorporated in the plans for Emperor House.”
The fully serviced, three-storey office building has been designed with two wings and a central circulation core. Key energy efficient features include high levels of air tightness, solar panels and highly efficient gas condensing boilers combined with an efficient air conditioning system. Washrooms with showers and a dedicated cycle park is intended to benefit those who choose to commute by bicycle.