News 09.05.2022

Adam Greatrix Promoted to Partner

Gillespies is delighted to announce the promotion of Adam Greatrix to Partner.

Adam has been instrumental in supporting the management of the practices’ Leeds studio, championing and expanding the northern studio’s public realm and landscape offer across the UK. His work seeks to radically rethink and pioneer an environmental revolution in public realm design, promoting an ecosystem-led approach where people and biodiversity have equal importance.

Since joining the firm in 2001, Adam has played a key role in the development of the Leeds office from its small beginnings to the 20-strong team it is today.

Tom Walker, Partner of Gillespies’ Leeds studio, said;

"It is with the greatest pleasure that we welcome Adam to the Partnership. It has always been our desire as a practice to promote exceptional talent from within. Adam joined our Leeds studio over 20 years ago and has significantly contributed to our success as a studio and business. His progressive and innovative approach to design and placemaking along with his drive, empathy and leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue to develop, nurture and grow as a practice, and navigate towards a net-zero future, where a progressive, environmental approach to landscape design will be essential in addressing climate change within our cities.”

Adam’s career highlights include the highly sustainable campus landscape for Newcastle Helix, a pioneering 24-acre mixed-use research and commercial quarter in Newcastle; the masterplanning of significant visitor destination projects at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Chester Zoo; and the delivery of catalyst regeneration projects in Stockport, Warrington and Wakefield. His legacy projects include the transformation of Darlington Town Centre and the much-loved, multi-award-winning Bradford City Park, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary last month.

Amongst his plethora of award-winning projects, Adam also recently won two international design competitions alongside Hilary Barber: The St Cuthberts Garden Village Landscape Design competition and the LI Transforming the Urban Landscape Competition with his inspiring Back Down to Earth think piece, which championed innovation in green infrastructure and eco-system-led planning for streetscapes.

This promotion brings the total number of Partners in the firm to nine.