Gillespies is a leading landscape architecture and urban design practice with over 56 years' experience in masterplanning, landscape design and landscape planning, with studios based in the UK, Russia and the Middle East.  

The practice has built an international reputation for consistently delivering high-quality, stimulating environments that define a sense of place, improve well-being and cultivate engagement. Our mission is to help our clients create beautiful, healthy and inclusive places where people want to live, work and play.

Our 150-strong team of landscape architects, urban designers, architects and landscape planners are well-equipped to manage all scale of projects and work across a wide range of sectors including residential, office, leisure and tourism, transport, education and healthcare. We have delivered some of the most exciting and ambitious commissions available to our profession, working broadly across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, South East Asia, China and North America.

Gillespies has a strong history of leading large multidisciplinary teams to generate a creative and inspiring project vision for our client's projects. Our area of expertise includes masterplanning, urban design, stakeholder and community engagement and consultation, placemaking, landscape architecture and landscape planning.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Masterplanning - from cities, garden villages and  brownfield sites to city centres and town quarters
  • Urban design - design frameworks, codes and guidance
  • Sub-regional growth strategies
  • Development frameworks
  • Public realm guidance, design and implementation
  • Neighbourhood plans and frameworks
  • Green infrastructure, open space and SUDS design and implementation
  • Landscape and environmental planning and assessment
  • Engagement and consultation
  • Wayfinding and Signage

As part of our collaborative approach, we partner with specialist consultancies to best address client needs, including the following services:

  • Economic Strategy
  • Destination consulting
  • Property, viability and delivery advice
  • Cost planning and cost control
  • Transport, engineering and infrastructure advice
  • Specialist heritage advice
  • Ecology and archeology
  • Project management


United Kingdom:

  • St Cuthbert's Garden Village, Carlisle
  • Chatham Medway Masterplan, Kent
  • Worsley Mesnes Estate Regeneration, Wigan
  • Stonedale Crescent Estate Regeneration, Liverpool
  • Leicester Waterside, Leicester
  • Trafford Quays, Greater Manchester
  • Hoo Development Framework, Hoo St.Werburgh
  • St Giles Circus Urban Realm, London
  • Bradford’s City Park, Yorkshire
  • Glasgow City Centre Public Realm Strategy, Glasgow
  • Grainger Town, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


  • Abu Dhabi Public Realm Manual, UAE
  • Saudi New City Masterplan, Saudi Arabia
  • Madinah Central Area Masterplan, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
  • A101 Development Masterplan, Moscow, Russia
  • Moscow Expansion Masterplan, Moscow, Russia
  • Moscow City Centre Public Realm Strategy, UK
  • Moscow River Development Strategy, Moscow, Russia
  • Salarievo Masterplan, Moscow, Russia
  • Suzhou Eco-Town masterplan, Jiangsu province, China
  • Astana Masterplan, Kazakhstan
  • Pyramid Heights Masterplan, Cairo, Egypt
Salarievo Masterplan, Moscow, Russia
St Giles Circus Urban Realm, UK
Trafford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK
Primary Office
Gillespies, 1 St John's Square
020 7253 2929
Key Contact
Jim Diggle, Managing Partner
0207 253 2929
Regional Offices: 
North East
North West
South East
Recognised Practitioners: 
Jim Fox, Associate Partner
Chris Wong, Principal Urban Designer -
Environmental Planning
Landscape Architecture
Public Consultation
Streetscape Design
Town Planning
Transport Planning
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Commercial Office & Employment Space
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Greenfield Development
Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces
Coastal Areas
Tourism & Leisure
Health & Social Care