WYG has added Stephen Gleave as strategic adviser to its Manchester urban and landscape design team.
Gleave, who was chairman and managing director of architecture practice Taylor Young until the business was sold to IBI in 2012, has most recently spent three years in a consultancy role with Turley’s executive board. In all he has built up more than 30 years’ experience in design and town planning.
He will lead on the delivery of projects and is also to join WYG’s national planning board.
In his time at Turley, Gleave advised on a national initiative billed as Shaping Better Places, managing a team of designers as they worked with communities to regenerate and enhance UK cities, towns and villages. In 2016 he was named as an honorary visiting professor at the University of Liverpool.
Andrew Clarke, director in WYG’s urban design team in Manchester, said: “Stephen is a fantastic addition to our growing Northern design team. We are excited to work with him and to benefit from the passion, knowledge and influence he brings across the placemaking agenda.”
Gleave said: “The opportunity to contribute my ideas and work with this team comes at a perfect time. WYG has an impressive portfolio of clients across the North West and nationally that understand the importance of placemaking and seek us out knowing that we can add value through the quality of places and buildings we help create.”