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Practice Statement

Gillespies is a leading international masterplanning, landscape architecture and urban design firm, with a reputation built on delivering high quality projects and for pro-active public engagement.

Finished projects include design for major developments and communities and high-profile public realm schemes across Scotland and the British Isles. The team offers design and assessment experience across a range of sectors including: residential, retail and commercial; hotels and resorts; sports, leisure and tourism; energy and utilities; healthcare; education, transport and infrastructure.
Gillespies’ aim always is to work with clients and stakeholders to create sustainable places, taking account their context, sense of place and local identity to develop stimulating places with a lasting legacy.

Recent Projects

Landscape and Urban Design:
• St Andrew Square refurbishment, Edinburgh
• Castle Street and Grassmarket public realm improvements, Edinburgh
• Glasgow Harbour Development public realm
• Buchanan Street public realm improvements,, Glasgow
• Bridgeton Cross public realm improvements,, Glasgow
• Braehead Shopping Centre Extension, Glasgow
• Katrine Water Treatment Works, Glasgow
• New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus Masterplan
• Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, Glasgow (part of the XX Commonwealth Games legacy)
• Seasonal Ownership Housing, Glenmor Gleneagles Hotel
• Royal Exchange Square public realm improvements, Glasgow
• Glasgow City Centre, Public Realm Design Guidelines
• Dumfries Town Centre Public Realm Design Guidelines
• Forthside Mixed Use Quarter masterplan, Stirling,
• A68 Dalkeith Northern Bypass and A90 Road Improvements,
• Macallan whiskey distillery, Speyside

Landscape Planning and Strategy:
• Pitgaveny Estate Development Framework
• Kilbeg village expansion and Design Code, Isle of Skye
• Beauly to Denny, Power Line Routing Study and EIA
• Berwick Redevelopment Project
• South Lanarkshire Council Development Framework
• Cairngorms National Park Infrastructure Study
• Fife Masterplans Handbook
• Whitesands Flood Protection, Dumfries & Galloway


• Landscape Institute President’s Award and Award for Best Landscape Design under 1 ha 2009; and Civic Trust Commendation and Scottish Planning Award Commendation 2009, and WAN Landscape Award longlist 2013. St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
• Scottish Transport Award for Public Realm 2011 and Scottish Quality in Planning Awards 2010. Grassmarket, Edinburgh
• Award for Great Street, Academy of Urbanism Award, 2007. Buchanan Street, Glasgow
• Scottish Planning Award Commendation, 2009, Community Growth Area Masterplan Development Frameworks for South Lanarkshire
• Saltire Society Award, 2008, Loch Katrine Water Treatment Works.
• Scottish Award For Quality in Planning, 2008, Fife Masterplans Handbook
• Civic Trust Award, 2008, National Assembly for Wales
• North West England Regional Development Award 2011, MediaCityUK
• Landscape Institute Awards Highly Commended for Strategic Landscape Planning 2013. Moscow City-Region Plan
• Urban Design Group Awards 2012 shortlist. Suzhou West District Eco-Town, Jiangsu, China
• Daoliu River Park Design Competition winner, Luzhou, Sichuan, China
• Huangjue Dam Tourism Study Competition winner Sichuan, China
• Landscape Institute Awards Winner Design for Small Scale Private Development 2013; Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2013 BEST Landscaped Development; International Property Awards 2012: BEST Landscape Architecture London and UK. NEO Bankside, London
• BCI Regeneration Award 2012; Academy of Urbanism, Great Place 2012; Urban Design Group, Best Project for the Public Sector 2012; Making A Difference in Yorkshire & Humber Award 2012. Bradford’s City Park

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Contact Details
Phone: (0)141 420 8200
Fax: (0)141 429 8796
21 Carlton Court

Glasgow G5 9JP
No. of architects: 15
No. of staff: 18
Principal Contacts
Steve Nelson

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