Grenadier has updated the design of Exmouth water sports following the community consultation

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 Estates set to expand sustainable portfolio with new energy efficient office development

Peter Quincey, Director of Property, Grenadier Estates at the Grenadier 29 site

Outline planning approved for 60,000 sq ft of new offices located at Exeter Business Park

Plans for sustainable office buildings have been given the go ahead at a prime business site situated at Exeter Business Park, following proposals by sustainable property developer Grenadier Estates.

Grenadier’s plans for top-end energy-efficient offices on the two-acre site were approved by Exeter City Council, and the developer is looking at building up to 60,000 sq ft of sustainable Grade A office buildings.

Peter Quincey, Director of Property at Grenadier Estates, said: “All of our developments are built with sustainability at the forefront, and the new site at Exeter Business Park will not be any different. All buildings will meet stringent environmental standards and we will aim to optimise energy efficiency through a fabric first approach combined with renewable technologies.

“The design and specification of the new buildings will consider cradle to grave carbon which looks at the whole building lifecycle stages from construction, use and end of life.  We will also be working with Exeter City Futures to reduce the number of people coming to work by car.“

Exeter City Futures is a community interest company that is working in partnership with Exeter City Council to help the city become energy independent and congestion free by 2025, and has been involved in the scheme. CEO and founder Glenn Woodcock said: “Exeter City Futures is proud to work alongside Grenadier Estates, a great example of how we are working with developers to deliver buildings with extremely high levels of performance and energy efficiency in Exeter. This shows how forming partnerships and collaborative projects will help us achieve our energy independence goal.”

Grenadier will shortly be approaching architects for proposals and concept ideas to move the development forward. The news of the approved plans comes after Grenadier Estates announced plans to build a 22,000 sq ft, EPC A rated office building, also within the same business park. The construction of Emperor House has already begun, and will include key energy efficiency features such as a new 128 kW solar array.

Grenadier 29. Planning permission granted

Grenadier are pleased to announce that outline planning permission has been granted for its new 60,000 sq ft office development, based on the Exeter Business Park and close to Junction 29 of the M5.
Work will now begin on detailed designs to decide how to make best use of the site. As with all of our developments, we will be striving to create buildings which have the highest level of design integrity and environmental sustainability. The new offices will be built to a minimum EPC rating of A and we intend to target EPC A+ or carbon positive.

The plot of land, currently referred to as Grenadier 29. lies between our current HQ, Oxygen House and EDF Energy’s Exeter office, Gadeon House.

Watch this space for progress updates…

Five Bells wins Gastro Pub of the Year

DevonLife Food & Drink Awards 2016

The 13th Devon Life Food & Drink Awards has recently taken place and we are delighted to announce that The Five Bells Inn won ‘Best Gastro Pub of the Year’. If that wasn’t enough of an accolade, head chef Ian Webber also won ‘Best Chef of the Year’.

Congratulations to the team and here’s to a successful 2017.

To book a table and sample the incredible menu for yourself, please follow the link

For more information regarding the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2016, go to

Grenadier Estates reveals hopes of a sustainable future for St Margaret’s in Exeter

Sustainable property developer Grenadier Estates has revealed its new plans for the future of a listed former school in Exeter. St Margaret’s closed its doors to pupils in 2013 when it became “financially unviable”, but the developer is set to breathe new life into the landmark buildings.

Grenadier’s Director of Property, Peter Quincey, said: “Grenadier is committed to creating visionary homes at St Margaret’s, and we are proud to announce the appointment of a team that will help us realise our vision for this unique site.”

Grenadier has been working closely with the team to ensure the special nature of the Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings will be protected and preserved during the development.

Original planning permission for the derelict St Margaret’s site was agreed in 2014, and revised plans are currently being discussed with planners. Grenadier hopes to secure planning for the final aspects of the design early in 2017, which will create 37 luxury homes on the site.

The appointed team:

Project Architect: Nigel Holt – GJR Architects
Project Manager: Rob Lillicrap – Ravenslade
Property Agents: Knight Frank
M&E Consultant: Dominic Anderson – QED
Principal Designer & Consulting Engineer: Paul Stansbie – BSW
Landscape Architects: Nick Bunn and Nick Perrett – Redbay Design
Interior Design: Elaine Millman – Grenadier Estates

Appointed Design Team for the St Margaret’s Development

St Margarets Residence logo

Grenadier Estates are proud to announce the appointment of the Design Team and Letting Agent, selected to ensure the redevelopment of St Margaret’s meets the objectives set

Principle Designer – Nigel Holt – GJR Architects
Project Manager – Rob Lillicrap – Ravenslade
Property Agents – Ed Khodabandehloo and Mark Evans – Knight Frank
Services Engineer – Dominic Anderson – QED
Consulting Engineer – Paul Stansbie – BSW
Landscaping – Nick Bunn and Nick Perrett – Redbay Design
Interior Design – Elaine Millman – Grenadier Estates

We have been working closely with the team to ensure these special, grade II and grade II* listed buildings are protected and preserved whilst increasing their energy performance by using renewable technologies and a pioneering design technique.

The new build elements will be built to PassivHaus standard and the conversion of the old Music Block to PassivHaus conversion standard.

We hope to secure planning for the final aspects of the innovative design early next year and look forward to progressing this revolutionary project!

Grenadier Estates appoints new Director of Property

Peter Quincey

Sustainable property developer Grenadier Estates has appointed Peter Quincey as its new Director of Property.

Peter will lead the Exeter-based business as it looks to broaden its portfolio of carbon neutral and energy-efficient developments in the South West. A chartered planning and development surveyor, he has delivered major housing, commercial and regeneration projects for the private and public sector across the country. He also brings a wealth of local knowledge with him, having most recently worked in strategic development and infrastructure for Devon County Council.

He said: “Grenadier Estates has an incredibly diverse and exciting portfolio with a clear objective of making a difference by becoming industry leaders through low carbon, cost-effective buildings which customers love.

“This is an incredible opportunity to develop some landmark projects which will help to promote Exeter and the South West. There is a huge opportunity for developers that understand and are at the cutting edge of carbon reduction technology.

“Grenadier Estates is positioning itself in such a way to take full advantage of this by actually demonstrating what is possible within a range of different buildings. It is very exciting for me to be at the heart of an organisation that has this truly ethical approach to development, is not afraid to take risks, and can move quickly to facilitate change.”