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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


Acting on behalf of developer Hall & Co, Asteer has secured approval from Rochdale’s Planning Committee for a new residential scheme at the former Tack Lea Works in Birtle near Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 

The 4.2 hectare site on Bury and Rochdale Old Road, which previously housed a 19th Century dye works, has already been cleared for development and planning approval will pave the way for the redevelopment of the site with the construction of a high-quality development of very attractive 2-5 bedroom homes. 

The approved scheme comprises 32 new dwellings, incorporating 26 two – five bed houses and 6 two bed apartments.

The development will include a mix of contemporary stone cottages and mill houses, reflecting the local character, which will be super-insulated to minimise heating and cooling requirements.  Central to the plans is sustainability with the aim to reduce energy consumption and water usage,  incorporating rain water housing and at least one renewable energy source. 

Says Paul Nellist, Associate Partner at Asteer Planning: “The vision for this scheme is to deliver an attractive development which is inspired by the area’s historical past, on what is a vacant and under-used site.  Approval of the application ensures our client can help realise its full potential, by bringing it back into beneficial use through new homes and investment to the area.”