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Neil Gillespie lands OBE

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Neil Gillespie of Edinburgh-based Reiach and Hall Architects has received an OBE for services to architecture

Gillespie (pictured) – who was the only architect in practice to be named in the Queen’s birthday honours list announced yesterday (12 June).

OBEs were also awarded to Nathaniel Warren Alcock (for voluntary service to ‘vernacular architecture’), to Barry Edwards of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (for services to heritage), Pauline Mary Gallacher (for services to architecture and to regeneration in Central Scotland) and English Heritage chief executive Simon Thurley (for services to conservation).

Alan Baxter of consultants Alan Baxter & Associates was awarded a CBE for services to engineering and to conservation, while Arup chairman Terry Hill and Carillion chief executive John McDonough also took CBEs.

Former Olympics Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins was made a Knight ‘for services to regeneration’.


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