Procure Partnerships Professional Services Agreement
Gillespies has been appointed on 11 regions of the Procure Partnerships Framework within the Landscape Design professional service. The framework provides a “one-stop-shop” for direct appointment on public sector projects.
For further information on the framework and how we can be appointed, please contact Jim Gibson
Gillespies is an accredited Bloom Supplier, which means any member or associate member of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) can request a quotation for our services in landscape architecture, urban design and planning.
Bloom is a delivery partner for NEPO and specialises in bringing together a community of buyers and suppliers to help the public sector buy professional services better.
Royal Parks Landscape Architecture Framework
Gillespies has secured a place on The Royal Parks Landscape Architecture Framework. The four-year agreement, running from 2021 to 2025, will provide an opportunity to work on a range of new build and refurbishment projects for the charity which manages eight royal parks in London.
Homes England Framework
Gillespies is an appointed consultant on the Homes of England Multidisciplinary Framework, securing our position as specialist masterplanning and landscape consultant on both Ove Arup & Partners and Turner and Townsend's framework team. The framework will run from 2020 to 2024 and will support the acceleration of house building across the UK, with ambitions to deliver 300,000 new homes.
National Grid Environmental Services Framework
Gillespies is proud to be have been awarded a second term as a framework provider to National Grid, offering a comprehensive range of landscape and visual services. Gillespies extensive experience working for National Grid includes several nationally significant infrastructure schemes and the award winning National Grid Visual Impact Provision Project.
Land Trust Framework
Gillespies has been appointed on The Land Trust Services Panel under Lot 4 Landscape Design & Costing. This Services Panel appointment runs from 2020 to 2022, and Gillespies will assist the Trust to provide long-term sustainable land management of derelict land for community benefit, with the vision to improve the quality of people’s lives by creating sustainable, high quality green spaces that deliver environmental, social and economic benefits.
For further information on the framework, please contact framework lead, Jim Gibson.
London & Quadrant Landscape Architecture Framework
Gillespies is appointed on the London & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) Landscape Architecture Framework. The framework will run from 2020 to 2024 and will support the delivery of landscape and public realm design for a range of housing projects, including new builds, refurbishments and mixed-use developments.
After a stringent evaluation process, Gillespies is the top landscape architecture practice on the ProcurePublic framework for architects and landscape architects.
The assessor noted our successful collaborations with various clients, developers, architects and local authorities throughout the UK on diverse projects across different markets and sectors, and our strong ability to deliver. They described Gillespies as "demonstrating a high degree of social value", and said we demonstrated "a strong commitment to environmental sustainability" and "a strong ability to deliver consistent and reliable services".
Memberships & accreditations
UK Landscape Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
Gillespies is a founding signatory on the Landscape Architects Declare campaign, a call-to-arms on the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity. We have made a pledge to work alongside our industry counterparts to share knowledge, embed sustainable industry standards into our projects and day-to-day practices, and commit to reducing and offsetting our carbon footprint.
Landscape Institute Registered Practice
We have been a registered practice with the Landscape Institute since its formation in 1962. Gillespies is one of the largest independent UK practices and employs over 140 landscape and urban designers. The practice also supports the Landscape Institute's apprenticeship Levy.
Achilles Database Registered Practice
Gillespies is regularly audited as part of our verified Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database Service) registration.
Achilles is the utility industry pre-qualification system, which gives clients an independent assurance of our capabilities and good governance. The comprehensive audit covers health and safety, environment, quality, and corporate and social responsibility.
CHAS Elite accredited
Gillespies is accredited under the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS). The scheme aims to improve health and safety standards across the UK's construction industry. The accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to health and safety.
ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Practice
Gillespies is ISO 9001:2015 certified - we have developed, implemented and continue to maintain a quality management system (QMS) that conforms with the ISO international standard.
The practice operates under a strict quality assurance policy to make sure that we’re striving for quality excellence in every area of our business.
Living Wage Employer
Gillespies is delighted to be an accredited Living Wage Employer, joining thousands of responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.
New London Architecture
We are pleased to be part of New London Architecture (NLA), an independent organisation which engages across government, business and the public to educate, challenge, connect and create positive change. NLA connects London’s network of professionals and enthusiasts, uniting the industry to shape a better city.