Category: Place Making

Winners of the British Construction Industry Awards 2018

We are delighted that our Milford-on-sea Beach Huts won the Climate Resilience Project of the Year at the BCI Awards. This is the industries leading award and we feel very privileged to have been part of the winning team. Our thanks go to New Forest District Council who, as client, gave us the opportunity to… Read more »

Central Winchester SPD goes live

We are proud to announce that the vision for the central Winchester masterplan has now been presented to the public. Working with JTP Architects and involving extensive public engagement we have developed a vision for a pedestrian friendly quarter in central Winchester. This includes: a new mixed-use quarter, including retail, market, commercial, cultural, housing and community uses… Read more »

Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts ready for occupation

  Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts and Public Realm Improvements  The Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts and Public Realm Improvements at have now been completed. After the original terrace of beach huts were severely damaged in a huge storm on Valentine’s Day 2014, New Forest District Council agreed to replace the 119 beach huts and, following our involvement, took… Read more »

Symbiotic design

Snug are starting a national debate on the merits of Symbiotic Design. This is about thinking outside the silo, exploring how multiple functions can be added to a project without compromising the primary function. The result can be significant added value at little or no added cost. It is an inherently sustainable approach to design that creates… Read more »

Elephant Cage – Part 2

Following last November’s involvement with the ‘Elephant Cage’ symposium, #ECage17, Richard joined a number of talented Anglo-Dutch Architects and Engineers on an invigorating and inspirational trip to the Netherlands, to reflect on the conceptual proposals for the ongoing strategy for Sea Defence along Southsea seafront. As part of this trip Richard was able to view and… Read more »

A housing odyssey

  This week we went on an epic urban design odyssey with @BargateHomes in search of great new housing schemes. Our 12 hours in a landrover took us first to Newhall in Harlow before heading up to Accordia, @GreatKneighton and Trumpington Meadows in Cambridge. Ahead of schedule we were even able to fit in an… Read more »

Delighted to win Central Winchester SPD

We are delighted to have been selected as part of the team to work with JTP, an award-winning ‘placemaking’ practice of architects and masterplanners, to work with the Council and wider community to create a Supplementary Planning Document for what was known as Silverhill. This will set out a vision for the future development of central… Read more »

Portsmouth Elephant Cage

Really looking forward to seeing what Richard and the other participants have come up with for the future of Portsmouth’s sea defences at #ECage16. Early indications are very promising. KEEP THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.