May 26, 2018

Ecoscape UK

Gillespies’ Partner Mike Sharp to retire after 30 years at the practice

Mike Sharp

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Mike Sharp, after 30 years of dedicated service at Gillespies; 20 of which he spent as a Partner.

Mike joined Gillespies in 1988 and was made a Partner 10 years later. Following his rise to Partner, he went on to set up Gillespies’ Bradford office and subsequently the Leeds office with fellow Partner Tom Walker, where he has since been successfully leading a strong portfolio of urban design projects across the north of England.

Notable works around the region include the Gainsborough Town Centre Masterplan, Hartlepool Town Centre Masterplan, a design guide for Middlesbrough Town Centre and landscape strategies for both Leeds and Newcastle University.

Mike’s retirement is a well-deserved respite for him, and he will be greatly missed by all his colleagues at Gillespies, as well as those in the industry who had the opportunity to work alongside him.

Alongside his architectural commitments, Mike is also the Chair of Headway Leeds, the Brain Injury Association Charity that provides help and support to people affected by a brain injury.

Tom Walker, Partner in Gillespies’ Leeds office, said,

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented, kind, ‘sharply’ intelligent and vivacious man.  We wish Mike well as he starts an exciting new chapter in his life. He won’t become a total stranger, as he will continue to assist the team occasionally on existing projects.”

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