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where design means business

listening, understanding & performing

state of the art workspaces

design delivery in heritage settings

restoration created extra floorspace

where quality counts

collaborative spaces

creative features

where heritage meets contemporary

Commercial Architecture

Workplace design, Landlord CAT “A” work, Tenant CAT “B” bespoke design, building remodelling including structural alterations.

Listed Buildings and Heritage

Sensitive, contemporary design work to commercial Listed Buildings.  Listed Building Consent Applications, NPPF Justification and Heritage statements.


New build development site feasibility & existing site regeneration studies. Design & financial appraisals for generating business options on existing underperforming sites.

Northern Quarter Manchester Noodle Bar/Restaurant

NQ Pan Asian Noodle Bar/Restaurant concept.   Exciting times!  Planning and LBC gained – on site in the next few...
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Mix of raw and slick for Pomegranate Consulting new City Centre workspace

  Site works commence on tight programme.  Raw concrete black partitioning, slick lighting, exposed surfaces in the mix.  Should all be coming together in the next few...
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Site Study tour to LXFactory, Lisbon

An urban fragment, kept hidden for years, is now returned to the city in the form of LXFactory. A creative island occupied by corporations and professionals of the industry serves also has stage for a diverse set of happenings related to fashion, publicity,...
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studio_néo (nέo – greek, meaning – fresh, new, contemporary,)

studio_néo is a niche design company headed by Architect Steve West emerging from Charter Design, an Architects practice founded in 1990.

The architects at studio-néo carry forward over 25 years of experience of design and management in the commercial, leisure and development industries delivering to both existing long-term clients and new commissions.

Our philosophy is simple – we place great emphasis on creativity within a practical and business-like framework.

That means listening, understanding and performing – whether delivering an inspiring, motivating workplace, steering new proposals for a Heritage Asset through challenging Planning and Listed Building Legislation or designing an imaginative and financially viable development masterplan for a site.

“Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere”.  Albert Einstein

We aim to do both.