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Helping clients is helping us!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, has been interviewed for a fascinating article by the Royal Institute of British Architects on architects fees and how these can better align with client priorities. See the link below to the article:



The Wall takes a major step forward

Friday, January 19th, 2018

We received good news this week from the team at The Wall of Answered Prayer, @thewall2020, an International RIBA Competition where we have been shortlisted to the last four. Their press release says; ‘We are delighted to announce that The Wall has been given a plot of land for the project.  Over the next few months we will be continuing meetings with politicians and local churches before our announcement in June. The reason we are not announcing the location before then is because we need to undergo due diligence with the land, undertaking archaeological and geological surveys to eliminate any potential issues that we may have overlooked. It’s an amazing story of how God has connected us with the landowner which we will share in due course. As you can imagine, we are absolutely thrilled and in awe of God’s goodness!’

It is great to see the project making progress and we look forward to working with them to develop our design later this year. More information can be found at

Milford Beach Huts survive their first proper test

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

#StormEleanor battered the country last night and this morning we awoke to the result. Here are some photographs of our inhabited sea defences at Milford-on-sea following the storm. They clearly took a serious pounding but did exactly what they were designed to do. They survived. No reported injuries! Just a serious amount of shingle to be cleared away.


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2017 Review

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Here are some highlights of 2017.

Down to the last four in the international competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer


The Valley received planning permission.

Woodlands shortlisted for the RIBA Regional Awards.

Planning permission won at appeal for 24 apartments in the New Forest National Park.

Milford-on-sea beach huts completed.

Our Milford-on-sea beach huts wins the first of seven awards/shortlistings!

Finalist for Best Architectural Practice at the South Coast Property Awards.

The Central Winchester SPD gets council approval. It was a pleasure to collaborate with JTP on this and a number of other projects this year.

Selected as one on nine RIBA role model practices.

Lovely office day our visiting some of our completed projects with the team.

Thank you to all our staff and clients for another good year. Happy Christmas to you all and a prosperous New Year.


Snug on longlist for RIBA MacEwen Awards 2018

Thursday, December 21st, 2017


We are over the moon to have been longlisted for the @RIBAJ #MacEwenAwards2018. This is one of those awards that really does mean a lot to us and it is great to be down to the last 24. What a lovely way to end the year.


The MacEwen Awards celebrate ‘architecture for the common good’, something that aligns with our values. The other long listed entries can be found at:

Orchard House completes

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Orchard House, our latest one-off house, is now complete and looking great. Here is a sneak preview of perhaps the most modern new addition to Winchester’s housing stock. We are looking forward to seeing the final professional photography in a few weeks. #modernisthouse #modernism #modernhouse

Proud supporters of BizMin

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We are pleased to support the launch of a new organisation called BizMin which launched its website on the 31st October, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The organisation is committed to promoting ‘business as ministry’, encouraging entrepreneurs to lead companies based on service rather than self interest. The organisation is founded by Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, and provides resources and workshops that explore how to do business based on the teaching of the Bible, the same Christian teaching that underpinned the emergence of modern capitalism and the Protestant Work Ethic and informed the business ethic of many of our greatest entrepreneurs and their companies, including Joseph Rowntree, William Laing, and the Rank’s.

Congratulations to JTP

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017


Congratulations to JTP for being named Architectural Practice of the Year at the 2017 Building Awards.  It has been good to have been involved with them in several projects this year. Marcus Adams, JTP’s Managing Partner, and his team are great to work with and we feel a tiny little bit of their pride.

Civic Trust Awards 2018 – Regional Finalist

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

We are delighted that our Milford-on-sea beach hits have been selected as a Regional Finalist in the Civic Trust Awards 2018. The awards have been “Celebrating excellence in the Built Environment since 1959”. The national winners will be announced in March. @CTAwards.

Bangladesh Government Delegation visit to Milford-on-sea Beach Huts

Friday, October 6th, 2017

New Forest District Council and Snug Architects hosted a delegation of visitors from Bangladesh today (Friday 6 October 2017) interested in UK coastal defence measures.

Representatives from the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) met with representatives from the council and Snug Architects, who designed the beach huts, to hear how the council is taking a holistic approach to coastal sea defence.

The twelve visitors then went on to see the recently-completed beach huts at Milford-on-Sea as part of the senior officials’ visit to the UK, Holland and Germany to look at examples of coastal engineering, infrastructure development, and emergency management.

Bangladesh has a difficult coastline with many rivers and distributaries which are often affected by natural hazards such as cyclones, coastal flooding and tidal surges. The Bangladesh government believes that by focusing on these key areas, the country will better be able to cope with the extreme flooding which at times covers 26,000kms of the country.

The visit to the Milford-on-sea beach huts was to see how they have been designed and built as inhabited infrastructure  able to both withstand severe coastal weather and provide for various types of value added inhabitation. It is hoped this will help when designing this type of infrastructure upon the officials’ return to Bangladesh.

Steve Cook, Coastal manager at NFDC said, “We are extremely proud of the beach huts, which had to be rebuilt due to severe weather damage which destroyed the huts that were here in 2014.  Working with the architects we have built the replacement huts so that they can withstand a 1:200 year storm event.”

The project demonstrates that through creative engagement between funders, authorities and their design teams, significant added value can be achieved when delivering essential infrastructure. The project, although small in scale, represents some big ideas. Our hope is that it will inspire others to take a similar approach elsewhere. Perhaps and not least in Bangladesh.

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