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March 18th, 2019

Amberley is coming together



February 4th, 2019

Custom House, Harwich progressing well

modern buff brick town house

Good progress is being made on our development for 34 flats, achieved under Prior Approval office to residential conversion, and 5 detached townhouses in Harwich, Essex. The design overcomes the challenges of a deep plan office by inserting a new internal courtyard. This achieves dual aspect living for the majority of the apartments. Penthouse units and a new residents viewing platform enjoy panoramic views to the Stour Estuary. The site is split level and we have accommodated 5 detached houses within the grounds of the former government offices. These are located adjacent to an existing retaining wall and are accessed at first floor via a private bridge.

office to residential conversion prior approval

modern bedroom interior vaulted ceiling

January 27th, 2019

Faith in Business Conference 2019

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, has been invited to speak at this years Faith in Business conference at Cambridge University. He will also be leading a workshop on Work as Worship. This years event is called Devoted Living: Work as Worship and is being held from 5-7 April 2019 at Westminster College, Cambridge. You can find out more about the event at:


WWW – Work as Worship Workshop




January 11th, 2019

Hancock House submitted to planning

We have submitted a development for affordable housing on behalf of Footstep Living. The scheme forms part of the Brewery Square development in Dorchester. The design achieves high impact on a relatively low build cost and explores our ‘boring, boring, bang!’ concept. Undulating parapets, facetted facades and stitched brickwork create a highly distinctive yet low cost design.


January 11th, 2019

Clovers secures planning permission

We are delighted to have received planning permission for Clovers, a contemporary one off house located in the Milford-on-sea Conservation Area. The new home replaces an existing dwelling and provides a generous modern home that celebrates its landscape setting and site. Conceptually two split level brick bookends enclose generously glazed living areas that sit under an angled timber box that spans between the bookends and steps up the site.

January 11th, 2019

The Snug Story – Designed Success

Here is a video of a presentation given by Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, delivered in Winchester to the RIBA South. It explores our approach to success and provides an overview of our core values.

December 11th, 2018

RIBA Smart Practice Conference

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley , was speaking at this years RIBA Smart Practice conference in Cambridge. Here is the video of his presentation which focused on the importance of aligning architects services to clients business models.

December 7th, 2018

Published in this weeks Architects Journal

Pleased to see our Milford-on-Sea Beach huts gets a mention in this weeks Architects Journal.

December 7th, 2018

Annual Social Housing Conference

This week we attended the annual Social Housing conference in London. The conference draws together the key players in the social housing sector to ‘debate, discuss and grapple with the latest strategic challenges.’ It was great to hear about some of the emerging innovations that are improving both productivity and choice. We are excited about our continued collaborations in the sector and the role good design plays when aligned with innovative finance and delivery mechanisms.

December 7th, 2018

Great night at the AJ Awards

It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening at this weeks AJ Awards at the Roundhouse in London. We were glad to have been shortlisted for the Infrastructure Project of the Year.

Congratulations to BDP for winning with their scheme for Ordsall Chord.