Gary is a skilled planning consultant with over 25 years of experience advising clients in the private and public sector throughout Scotland. He has a track record in advising on major development proposals, understanding the policy and detailed planning considerations and forming highly constructive working relationships with local planning authorities and other stakeholders.
Gary set up Mappin Consulting Ltd in 2013, having previously been the Regional Senior Director for GVA Grimley in Glasgow from 2005 to 2008. In June 2016 Gary opened the first regional Iceni Projects office in Glasgow, followed by Manchester in 2017. Iceni Projects was the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Planning Consultancy of the Year in 2016.
Gary is chairman of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Commercial Property Forum and is a Trustee of The Crichton Trust, an award winning regeneration project based at the former Crichton Royal Hospital complex in Dumfries He also sits on Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Strategy Board.
Gary is currently advising on major projects such as Moda Living’s Holland Park build-for-rent development in Glasgow, and the proposed Rosewood Hotel at the former Royal High School in Edinburgh.