About Us

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


To mark its second anniversary, Asteer Planning has launched a dedicated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) service, headed up by Liz McFadyean, who has joined the growing Manchester based planning consultancy.

During the past two years, Asteer has grown rapidly and now has a team of 11, providing a comprehensive range of planning, strategic advisory and EIA services.  Under the guidance of Liz the new offering will provide expert environmental advice, enhancing Asteer’s service on existing schemes as well as working on stand-alone EIA projects.

A member of the RTPI and IEMA who has worked in the field for over 15 years, Liz has experience in a range of sectors including residential, commercial, large scale urban regeneration, leisure and renewable energy   She will be advising a number of clients and her current projects are for Muse, FEC, Vita, Taylor Wimpey, Barrett David Wilson and Richborough Estates.

Says Jon Suckley, Managing Partner at Asteer:  “This is a really exciting step for Asteer and our second anniversary seemed like the perfect time to launch our new EIA offering.  Liz brings a huge wealth of experience to the team and we are looking forward to providing our clients with specific EIA expertise enabling Asteer to provide comprehensive planning and EIA advice.”

Says Liz: “It has been great seeing Asteer grow so rapidly over the past two years, with such a strong client base and varied range of projects.  I am looking forward to getting involved with the team and helping bring about further growth with our new EIA offering.”

Liz’s appointment comes at a busy time for Asteer, following the recent promotion of Georgina Blackburn to Senior Planner and the appointment of George Baines as Planner.  In Asteer’s second year, the team advised on a range of schemes which are, in combination, seeking to deliver more than 24,000 residential units and 4.85 million sq ft of commercial floorspace