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Siliver Hill Antiques Market gets underway

Monday, August 6th, 2018

We are delighted that civic chiefs have confirmed Winchester’s historic Antique Market will now become a hub for theatre, music and the arts, in the first redevelopment under the Silver Hill 2 scheme. Having been part of the team developing the wider masterplan we are pleased to have also been part of the first steps towards seeing the area rejuvenated.

Officially known as the Central Winchester Regeneration Project (CWR), the scheme aims to revamp the area surrounding the building, with the improvement of the Antique Market being one of Winchester City Council’s short-term goals.

The newly-formed ‘Nutshell Arts’ Community Interest Company plans to re-brand the venue as ‘The Nutshell’ and offer it as an accessible place for creatives to use for rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions and small-scale productions; alongside resident companies the Discarded Nut Theatre Company and ENCORE Youth Theatre. Richard Harrison of Snug Architects worked with them to develop design ideas and ensure the space within the venue can be fully accessible.



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.


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.

Snug work placements 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Over the last 2 weeks and earlier in the year Snug has played host to four work experience students; Matthew, Dan, Jonah and Anna, all from different schools and at different points in their education – GCSE and AS Level.    Each student was given the same ‘lose’ brief of creating a small off grid living pod for a quarry site in Cornwall.  The brief came from SPUD Youth Group, a local architectural youth group which a member of our team helps out with regularly.
The project allowed the students to form their own project briefs from a rough client brief presented to them at the start of the week, then work through the initial project stages and produce their own proposals, all in a week.  Each student was mentored through the week they spent with us but effectively worked independently to research, analysis, and create their designs.  A final deadline was given to the students for the end of the week to present their designs and research to a few of the Snug team, including one of our Directors – as a mock ‘crit’ or client presentation.
Each student produced brilliantly creative designs and very impressive bodies of work for the short time they had.  Most are going forward and seeking to progress with a career in architecture and we are greatly excited to see what these impressive young people come up with in the future!
Anna presenting to Amy and Matt

Proud sponsors of SPUD Youth

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Spud logo

We are proud to have become corporate sponsors of SPUD.

SPUD are a world leader in developing collaborations involving art, architecture and education.

 SPUD is committed to promoting quality design and increasing engagement for people of all ages in understanding and influencing the nature and quality of the places where they live.

 SPUD believe that a broad understanding within professionals and the public of what makes a good place in which to live and work is vital in creating healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities.  

​SPUD deliver projects with people from all age groups, backgrounds and abilities – often bringing groups together who may not normally collaborate. This approach adds to the vibrancy and creativity of the work we do.  

We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with SPUD in the coming years.  You can find out more about their good work at;

We Care for the Family

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

care for the family business


At Snug we care about family life. As part of our commitment to helping our team get the work life balance right we have decided to connect with Care for the Family; ‘A national charity which aims to promote strong family life’. 

Having recently attended ‘The Wisdom House Live’ event we decided it would be great to dedicate a section in the office library to good quality resources on marriage, family and the work life balance. We are also planning to gather, on the occasional lunch break, around some of their video shorts, stimulating and challenging us to do family better. Thanks to Rob Parsons, the founder of @Care4theFamily for inspiring us to action.


Snug giving 2015

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

As a company we are committed to supporting the good work of various charities we partner with. Every member of staff is given a share of the company giving pot and this past year it was our pleasure to support these charities:Cancer Research

Care International
CRY logo

Dravet syndrome

Highfield church

ickle pickles



Sparsholt primary


Wildlife trust



Inspiring discussions with the LICC

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

LICC kingdom business

It was an inspiration to join Roland Reim and Mark Collinson from Winchester Cathedral in discussions with the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity’s Executive Director,  Mark Greene, and his team. For me, with my Business Champion for Churches Together in Winchester hat on, it was an opportunity to learn more about their resources and hear from their experience of helping people transform their work into a fruitful vocation. We are developing a short course that helps business leaders realise the potential for business to be a source of peace and prosperity in their community. Following a pilot in Lesotho next month we will be inviting local church, charity and business leaders to join the discussion in the Spring.

The Snug Hut is nearing completion

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Still working late 2

The Snug Hut is nearing completion. Snug Architects has provided practical and financial support for the construction of a prototype house in the village of Bambouti, Cameroon. The project is a collaboration with students from Southampton Universities’ Cameroon Catalyst and Mosami and explores the creation of a new housing vernacular using sun dried bricks. The project aims to help give the villagers the ability to improve their homes themselves and create better and more affordable homes for themselves in the future. More images of the project are below.

broken bricks being turned into seats 2

Working late

Making mortar the easy way


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