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Snug wins the international design competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer

Snug wins the international design competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer

We are absolutely delighted to be able to announce that we have won the international design competition for The Wall of Answered Prayer. The winning team has been announced at an exclusive ceremony at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, in Birmingham and a Parliamentary Reception in London. Speaking about the practice’s selection, Paul Bulkeley, Design […]

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Market Place goes to planning

Market Place goes to planning

Market Place is a high density urban development in the Fruit Market district of Southampton. The scheme provides 29 one and two bedroom apartments over sox floors and comprises of both flats and duplexes. The scheme occupies two former burgage plots and comprises a single stair ‘head,’ addressing Back of the Walls ,and a ‘tail’ of dual […]

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The Wall of Answered Prayer

The Wall of Answered Prayer

  We are delighted to have submitted our proposal for Stage 2 of The Wall of Answered Prayer, a national landmark of hope.  You can visit the public vote at https://t.co/lffZ1yUS8T      

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Custom House, Harwich progressing well

Custom House, Harwich progressing well

Good progress is being made on our development for 34 flats, achieved under Prior Approval office to residential conversion, and 5 detached townhouses in Harwich, Essex. The design overcomes the challenges of a deep plan office by inserting a new internal courtyard. This achieves dual aspect living for the majority of the apartments. Penthouse units […]

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Faith in Business Conference 2019

Faith in Business Conference 2019

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, has been invited to speak at this years Faith in Business conference at Cambridge University. He will also be leading a workshop on Work as Worship. This years event is called Devoted Living: Work as Worship and is being held from 5-7 April 2019 at Westminster College, Cambridge. You can find out more about […]

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Hancock House submitted to planning

Hancock House submitted to planning

We have submitted a development for affordable housing on behalf of Footstep Living. The scheme forms part of the Brewery Square development in Dorchester. The design achieves high impact on a relatively low build cost and explores our ‘boring, boring, bang!’ concept. Undulating parapets, facetted facades and stitched brickwork create a highly distinctive yet low […]

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Clovers secures planning permission

Clovers secures planning permission

We are delighted to have received planning permission for Clovers, a contemporary one off house located in the Milford-on-sea Conservation Area. The new home replaces an existing dwelling and provides a generous modern home that celebrates its landscape setting and site. Conceptually two split level brick bookends enclose generously glazed living areas that sit under […]

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The Snug Story – Designed Success

The Snug Story – Designed Success

Here is a video of a presentation given by Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley, delivered in Winchester to the RIBA South. It explores our approach to success and provides an overview of our core values.

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RIBA Smart Practice Conference

RIBA Smart Practice Conference

Snug’s founding director, Paul Bulkeley , was speaking at this years RIBA Smart Practice conference in Cambridge. Here is the video of his presentation which focused on the importance of aligning architects services to clients business models.

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Annual Social Housing Conference

Annual Social Housing Conference

This week we attended the annual Social Housing conference in London. The conference draws together the key players in the social housing sector to ‘debate, discuss and grapple with the latest strategic challenges.’ It was great to hear about some of the emerging innovations that are improving both productivity and choice. We are excited about […]

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Great night at the AJ Awards

Great night at the AJ Awards

It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening at this weeks AJ Awards at the Roundhouse in London. We were glad to have been shortlisted for the Infrastructure Project of the Year. Congratulations to BDP for winning with their scheme for Ordsall Chord.

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Spending on design fast tracks company growth

Spending on design fast tracks company growth

Global business consultants McKinsey recently conducted what they believed to be (at the time of writing) ‘the most extensive and rigorous research undertaken anywhere to study the design actions that leaders can make to unlock business value.’ Its core findings are that investment in good design, regardless of your business sector, increases company performance significantly. These […]

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Winners of the Architecture Masterprize 2018

Winners of the Architecture Masterprize 2018

Our Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts project has continued its run of award success with a win at The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP). This international architecture award aims to become one of the most respected architectural awards and set a new benchmark for the architectural and design professions globally. The AMP celebrates the very best in design excellence […]

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Shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards

Shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards

It has been a good week for Milford-On-Sea Beach huts. Having won the BCI Awards the project has now also been shortlisted for the Architects Journal Architecture Awards. The shortlisted schemes can be see at https://awards.architectsjournal.co.uk/2018shortlist

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Winners of the British Construction Industry Awards 2018

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 […]

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RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2018

RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2018

We are looking forward to the @RIBA #Smartpractice2018 Conference on 4th October. Paul Bulkeley, Snug’s founding director, will be speaking on Adding Value Where it Matters to the Clients Business Model. 

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Bailey Close coming together

Bailey Close coming together

Great to see our development of five affordable flats for Winchester City Council’s New Homes Team are coming together. The development sits snuggly into a steeply retained site in a former garage court. These largely single aspect units have an angled facade that frame views, and adds dynamism to the facade. Not long to go […]

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Love where you work

Love where you work

We came in this morning to discover Robin celebrating his first anniversary…..of working at Snug! #lovewhereyouwork

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Designing for Multigenerational Living

Designing for Multigenerational Living

The number of multigenerational households in the UK is growing rapidly. Between 2009 and 2014 there was a 38% growth in this sector. Data prepared by @NHBC suggests that 6.8% of UK households are multigenerational, which is roughly equivalent to 1.8 million households. Not everyone either wants or is able to move house when their […]

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Championing Quality Construction Information

Championing Quality Construction Information

We were pleased to see that research undertaken by @NHBC as part of their Construction Quality Reviews (CQR’s) is revealing that significant numbers of on site defects and abortive construction work could be prevented if the construction industry, in particular #housebuilders and #designandbuildcontractors, commissioned quality working drawings from their designers. At Snug we are committed […]

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Siliver Hill Antiques Market gets underway

Siliver Hill Antiques Market gets underway

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 […]

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Revealing the Sub\Urbia House – A super dense prototype terraced house

Revealing the Sub\Urbia House – A super dense prototype terraced house

At Snug we are always actively seeking to develop and refine new housing typologies that will help to solve the #housing #housingcrisis. As a company, our mission is to ‘create great places and prosper people’. This year we  have developed a new prototype high density terraced house. We decided to submit it to @BritHomesAwards Sunday […]

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RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2018

RIBA Smart Practice Conference 2018

We are pleased to be supporting and contributing to this years RIBA Smart Practice Conference @RIBA. This year the conference is titled Value Added: Making Design Quality Count and will be focusing on’design quality, emphasising the discernible benefits of better communicating its value to clients and the wider public.’ Snug’s Design Director, Paul Bulkeley, will […]

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Please to be published in @RIBAJ

Please to be published in @RIBAJ

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

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Shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Awards

Shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Awards

We are delighted that our Milford-on-sea Beach Huts project has been shortlisted for the Climate Resilience Project of the Year by the British Construction Industry Awards #BCIawards.  This is a significant award because it recognises the environmental significance of the project as an example of inhabited infrastructure.

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The Wall of Answered Prayer update

The Wall of Answered Prayer update

Watch the June update on The Wall of Answered Prayer @the wall2020. https://www.facebook.com/TheWallofAnsweredPrayer/videos/2036098573323038/ 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!

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Perseverance pays

Perseverance pays

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. Below are images of how the […]

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