We are a multi-disciplinary professional practice providing architectural and design services, quantity surveying, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering and project management.

Astam has an innovative approach to design of buildings for people to use and enjoy. A well designed building can enrich people’s lives. Spatial awareness in any environment is an important aspect of our comprehension of that environment and buildings are a major factor in establishing spatial relationships. Astam will help you achieve your aspirations and vision, as well as add value to your project through good design and sound construction.

Just as important for building owners is the performance of their buildings in various respects from ease of circulation to energy consumption and general maintenance over a period of many years. During the life of a building many aspects controlling the way we live will change. Therefore buildings need to be far more flexible in use and able to adapt to new ways of living and working.

Whatever the use of a building a successful design will depend largely on the quality of the brief from the client. Forming this brief can be a challenging and rewarding process of teamwork between the client and designer. We at Astam encourage input from all key stakeholders at an early stage and feel that this involvement forges an understanding between team members that continues and develops through both the design and construction periods.

Our design philosophy adopts the following principles:

  • To produce a complementary integrated concept for building and site design in sympathy with the surrounding environment.
  • To achieve a site layout consistent with natural orientation, the building design and environmental impact.
  • To produce landscape design from a cost effective and practical point of view to minimise maintenance.
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