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Please to be published in @RIBAJ

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

We were pleased to see an article on the housing crisis written by our founding director, Paul Bulkeley, published in this months RIBA Journal. The article raises serious issues that we hope both the industry and government will consider carefully. @RIBAJ

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Great new video of our Milford Beach Huts:


The Wall of Answered Prayer update

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Watch the June update on The Wall of Answered Prayer @the wall2020.

It is getting exciting now. Looks like we should be able to see the land next month and start the process of moulding our concept design to the land. Whoopee, can’t wait!

Perseverance pays

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

We won planning permission today for an exciting infill development in Portsmouth. It has been a long game…only took 4 years to finally get approval at committee! Perseverance clearly pays.

It is a great scheme and we are pleased to see that the negotiation with the LPA was worthwhile.

Aerial view of originally submitted scheme pre-negotiation

Free business as ministry seminar

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, will be delivering a free seminar on ‘Business as Ministry’ in Guildford on the evening of 28 June. Paul is passionate about the economic, social and spiritual potential of business. He says, “It is deeply rewarding when you consistently do business in accordance with your values. Where service rather than self defines the way we do business new bottom lines emerge.

Come and find out more about how business can become an effective ministry. More details on registering for the event can be found at:

Snug twins toilets

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

We have twinned our toilets @toilettwinning! Did you know 2.3 Billion people don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. This is a great charity that saves lives one toilet at a time. Why not consider twinning your toilets. See

It is great to know that when we poo others can too.


The Wall is moving forward

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Great to see the Wall of Answered Prayer is moving one step at a time nearer to the big announcement on the land deal. See the April Update at:

We are looking forward to progressing our shortlisted design.

Snug is recruiting Project Architect’s

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Snug is looking to #recruit a talented project architect to join our team. The practice is growing in influence, having recently become one of only 9 RIBA Role Model Practices. This is an exciting time to join the practice and, having recently won a series of exciting new projects, we have a robust pipeline of work.

Our offices are based on the edge of the New Forest so if you are looking for a family friendly place to work at the centre of the south coast, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for someone with at least 3 years experience, ideally in the design and delivery of high quality commercial housing.

Applicants should send their CV and a portfolio of their work to the contact details on our website, addressed for the attention of the managing director.

Snug was the 70th most awarded practice in 2017

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

If industry prizes are the marker of success, which architectural practices came out on top this year? The RIBA Journal thought it was time to find out. The list was published in this months Journal and we were delighted to see we came joint 70th.

Here is the list of our awards successes from 2017:

Civic Trust Awards – Winner

RIBA Southwest Awards – Shortlisted

MacEwen Awards – Shortlisted

LABC ‘Best Individual Home’ E.Anglia – Winner

GAGA ‘In Detail’ Award – Winner

South Coast Property Awards – Best Practice of the Year – Nominated

ICE Innovation Award – Shortlisted

ICE South Award for Engineering Excellence – Shortlisted

ICE Best Infrastructure Project – Shortlisted

South Coast Property Awards – Regeneration Project of the Year – Finalist

South Coast Property Awards – Development of the Year – Finalist

South Coast Property Awards – Architect of the Year – Shortlisted

Concrete Society Awards – Shortlisted

RIBA Southwest Awards – Shortlisted


Designing more than 1% of houses

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A quick review of the net housing supply data for last year reveals that we are designing over 1% of the office to residential conversions delivered under Prior Approval.  There were 17,751 in the year 16/17, up from just under 13,000 the year before. If we assume a similar number for this year we will have designed well above 1% of them. It feels good to be making a meaningful contribution to solving the #housingcrisis

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