Masterplanning and urban design

The defining characteristics of ‘place’ are more than the physical and visual; places are alive with the social, cultural, economic and natural qualities that are woven together in civic life. Our masterplanning and urban design team provide design solutions for the development of these characteristics within urban areas, cities and regions.

From spatial masterplans and public realm strategies that regenerate our existing cities to the conception of new urban cores and extensions for emerging cities throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia, we combine design quality with an in-depth knowledge of the planning process to ensure both creativity and deliverability. We are specialists in the delivery of urban extensions, city frameworks, area action plans, development frameworks, and design guidelines, as well as conceptual and detailed proposals for large mixed-use schemes.

We use a multi-faced approach to ensure places where appeal and value endure, which enhance prosperity and are attractive places to live and work. Gillespies emphasises the integration of market analysis, urban design, infrastructure engineering and delivery strategy in our masterplans, ensuring that our solutions are economically viable, as well as environmentally and socially responsive. We lead multidisciplinary teams to produce the highest quality masterplans for a range of sectors.

Gillespies' team is composed of experienced architects and urban designers embedded in a multidisciplinary firm, with proven strengths across a range of disciplines. We thrive on the innate complexity of masterplanning projects and take on challenges from private and public sector developments across the world.