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Holly Gillingham | Colliers | Edinburgh

Holly Gillingham


Associate Director


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Professional Summary

With 9 years’ experience in planning, development and regeneration across the UK and the USA, Holly brings a wide range of planning knowledge and experience to the team. Holly works across the UK and is currently involved in a number of major and local development proposals. She is an active member of the Scottish Young Planners’ Network and RTPI East Scotland chapter.

Key Skills

  • Planning and Development Consultancy;
  • Planning Applications;
  • Master Planning;
  • Local Development Plans; 
  • Business Land Reviews;
  • Local Place Plans;
  • Community and stakeholder engagement;
  • Education, hotel and leisure experience; and
  • Planning project management and assembly of multidisciplinary project teams.


  • Project lead for Scalloway Making Places Initiative, community planning project in Shetland
  • Presented to all Heads of Planning Scotland on youth engagement in planning , also invited to sit on panel

  • Work for the MOD across the UK including masterplanning for Catterick Garrison
  • Change of use, advertisement and listed building consents secured on behalf of Bupa
  • Lobbying work on behalf of clients with influential politicians
  • Secured consent for a 100 bed hotel scheme in London
  • Advised on a major mixed use development at Edinburgh’s waterfront
  • Work on the Crossrail 2 route and the Thames Tideway Tunnel on behalf of Transport for London
  • Secured consent for the new Forth Valley College campus in Falkirk
  • Planned and executed public consultation events for a new village proposal in South Lanarkshire
  • Has obtained formal charrette and planning aid Scotland working with young people training


  • Qualified as a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute- March 2016
  • Town Planning Postgraduate Diploma Newcastle University (Merit)- September 2013 - August 2014

  • Certificate in Planning Practice Newcastle University- July 2012 - July 2013

  • Town Planning BA (hons) -2:1 Newcastle University- September 2009 - June 2012

Memberships & Involvements

  • Committee member of the Scottish Young Planners Network
  • Attendance at Young Edinburgh Surveyors' events
  • Member of the RTPI south east Scotland chapter


  • IQ Student Accommodation
  • Buccleuch Property
  • Ministry of Defence
  • BUPA
  • Santander
  • Booker
  • Shawfair LLP
  • VW
  • Vattenfall
  • Shepherd Offshore
  • Royal London Asset Management 





Development Advisory, Planning

Service Lines

Valuation & Advisory Services

Property Type

Hotels, Office, Retail

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