where design means business

state of the art work places

creative roof spaces












design delivery in heritage settings

restoration created extra floorspace

where quality counts

collaborative spaces

where heritage meets contemporary

Inspiring environments

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.

New rooftop offices, Grampian House, Manchester

Planning Consent gained for new rooftop offices at Grampian House Manchester City Centre in the complex setting of the Grade 1 listed John Rylands...

Buckshaw Village, Chorley planning consent – KFC drive-through and B1 units

Planning consent was successfully achieved on Buckshaw Village, Chorley for a KFC drive-through unit and separate B1 employment units on client’s existing site. Project Team Client - Suma Developments Ltd Planning Consultants – Leith Planning Architect – studio néo...

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...

studio_néo (nέo – greek, meaning – fresh, new, contemporary,)

studio_néo is a niche design company headed by Architect Steve West.

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.