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

The former Swan Hotel, Bucklow Hill, Knutsford

The former Swan Hotel is a brownfield site extending to 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres) in the North Cheshire Green Belt on the edge of Knutsford. Acting for the award winning house builder, PH Homes, Asteer Planning was instructed to secure full planning permission for the proposed housing development.

The proposals sought to demolish and replace the existing buildings with a high quality bespoke housing development comprising 19 mews and detached high quality properties (including affordable housing) set in attractive landscaping and public realm.

A reccommendation to grant full planning permission,  subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement, was granted by Cheshire East Council’s Northern Planning Committee in early October 2022.

  • Location


  • Client

    PH Homes