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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 Clowes Developments, Asteer Planning has submitted a suite of planning applications for four new employment sites at Dove Valley Park. The plans will provide a further 380,000 sq ft of new, purpose-built logistics floorspace at this large strategically important employment site in Foston, South Derbyshire.


The suite of planning applications seek full planning approval for the erection of four speculative units and a further unit to provide new facilities for OGM Holdings Ltd, specialists in Plastic Injection Moulding.


The scheme for OGM comprises two alternative proposals to provide flexibility for OMG who currently operate from four locations throughout the UK and have ambitious plans for further growth. The proposed plot at Dove Valley Park is currently allocated as a roadside lorry park, but due to lack of demand it has never been developed. The new plans will transform the site and create a more viable and beneficial development.


When delivered, the four new employment sites will result is approximately 690 new on-site jobs and a further 140 off-site jobs. Significant business rate receipts and construction spend will also be realised, aligning with South Derbyshire District Council’s ambition for sustainable economic growth in the area.


Alice Routledge at Asteer Planning commented: “Our client has been careful to create plans which will provide modern, purpose-built, sustainable units for a variety of uses. With job creation and sustainability at the heart of the proposals, approval of this suite of applications will significantly increase the site’s attractiveness and further bolster Dove Valley Park’s growing reputation as a highly sought after industrial and logistics location.” 


Marc Freeman, Director at Clowes Developments added: “We are pleased to bring new development opportunities to Dove Valley Park. The scheme has been hugely successful over the years with world-renowned companies making Dove Valley Park a strategically located industrial and logistics hub for their businesses.”


The applications submitted to South Derbyshire District Council mark the ongoing development of the highly regarded Business Park, which is already home to top name occupiers including JCB Power Systems, Futaba International, Tophat, Truma and Kuehne and Nagel. Dove Valley Park is conveniently located near Foston, South Derbyshire, on the A50, toll free, dual carriageway M1-M6 link road.


The wider team includes IMA Architects, ISLA landscape architects, HUB Transport, Rammsanderson, Delta Simons, Emcus, SLR and Wisher Consulting.