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Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award


Asteer Planning has secured full planning permission for a further 150,000 sq ft employment development at Dove Valley Park, Foston.  This latest phase of development at Plot 3 will provide important employment space as part of the established Dove Valley Park strategically located on the A50 at Foston. 

Dove Valley Park Ltd, a subsidiary of Clowes Developments, has been developing the business park for a number of years and is already home to occupiers including Top Hat, JCB, Müller, Futaba Ltd and GXO.   

The consented buildings have been designed by IMA Architects to provide the flexibility to meet the needs of a variety of end users, an approach which has been taken by Clowes at other successful schemes throughout the UK. 

Approval for the development at Plot 3 follows recent approvals for a further speculative employment unit at Plot 2 and groundworks consent to enable Plot 1, which is located within the southern area of Dove Valley Park. Planning permission was also recently granted for two employment buildings at Plot 10 to the south of the A50 which are currently under construction. 

Alice Routledge at Asteer Planning says: “Dove Valley Park is a great strategic location for business, something which has been recognised by the existing occupiers and the ongoing popularity of the site.  This is a fantastic result which means work can get underway on opportunities for new occupiers as soon as possible.” 

Marc Freeman, Director at Clowes Developments added, ““We’re delighted to achieve consent for further development at the already established and thriving, Dove Valley Park. Site enabling works have commenced and we intend to deliver the first unit consisting of 111,000 sq ft of employment space within the first quarter of 2024.”  

Jack Mellor, Associate at IMA Architects comments: “We are proud to be working on this scheme and looking forward to working with our partners to bring this latest phase of Dove Valley Park to fruition. When completed, the buildings will appeal to a range of businesses and will create further employment for local people in this thriving business park.”