'creating great places in collaboration with great people'   

 

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to serve and truly prosper people through our work. We strive to ensure everything we design at Snug delivers on our clients objectives and exceeds their expectations. In other words, we love what we do, hope others will love working with us and, in doing this, we will create places where people love to live.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to create great places in collaboration with great people. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of living in a well designed environment.  Through collaboration with great people we believe we will achieve great things.

Our Values

We love our work and we want to be able to look back and be really satisfied with both the places we have designed, the people we have helped to prosper and the business we all helped to create. We think the best way of achieving this is by living out the values that are closest to our hearts. Our three core values reflect who we are, how we do things, and where we increasingly want to be. We hope you like them: 

Our core values are:        ·      

Love Where You Live - We are motivated by a love for the people and places where we work. We want all our clients to love both the process of working with us and the spaces and places we create.     

Align Value - We work hard to add value for our clients. To do that successfully we recognise that our efforts must align with our client’s priorities. We seek to prosper all those who collaborate with us and can only do that effectively if our values align.   

Realise Potential - We have an entrepreneurial spirit. We aren't afraid to do things differently and we work hard to realise the full potential of each opportunity.  

Our Approach

We are dynamic, energetic and fresh, providing a design led and commercially savvy service to our clients. This powerful combination means we have a reputation for delivering creative solutions that realise added value for our client’s.  We have a reputation for thinking outside the box, developing ideas and solutions that progress best practice. Our designs are always bespoke, deriving from both the specific requirements of the people and places with whom we work, our design theories and our extensive experience of delivering projects. This ensures our clients can be confident that we will, together, create a project to be proud of.

Our Services

We are architects and designers able to assist clients through all stages in the creation of buildings and places from inception to completion. We seek to ensure our proposals align with our client’s strategic objectives and we are committed to listening and responding to your priorities. Our portfolio is eclectic and distinctive, reflecting the diversity of both our clients and the places in which we work.  

Our specific services include:     

  • Feasibility Studies and site appraisals
  • Capacity studies and land deals
  • Visioning, masterplanning and urban design
  • Concept design
  • Public consultation and public engagement
  • Preparation of planning applications and appeals
  • Detailed Design/Production Information/Working Drawings
  • Building Regulations Applications
  • Party Wall Surveying
  • Advice on procurement
  • Tendering
  • Contract Administration      

We are also able to offer Principle Designer services under the CDM Regulations 2015    

We are committed to quality and as an RIBA Chartered Practice operate a robust quality assurance system.    

Our Team

Snug is special place to work. We have a great team. Our staff are the back bone of the practice. It is their skill and dedication that ensures our on-going success. We want to ensure every member of the team prospers, both in their career and in life. We recognise that a healthy work life balance is key. We enjoy working together and cultivate a strong team ethic. This starts with shared coffee breaks, Friday lunch and drinks after work and extends to day trips to visit seminal buildings or just going kayaking together. We also recognise the role our loved ones play in all our success and aim to take all staff and their families away for a treat once a year.   We recognise that there is further to go and, to become the best we can be, we must work together and in collaboration with others. We encourage all staff to contribute their ideas to the future development of the practice and have a dynamic CPD programme.  

Students - We are committed to building and maintaining a long term and stable team. This begins with our commitment to students. We are active in architectural education, regularly providing placements for young people to have work experience and we support architecture students through all stages of their education, most returning to work with us after qualification.  We are particularly proud of our 100% success record at Part 3.

Charity -  We are committed to giving away 10% of our company profits. This allows us to support a wide range of charities each year. Staff are each allocated a share of the companies profits to donate to a charity of their choosing.  

If you want to know more about Snug, our thinking and our history, please visit our blog.