It is with deep regret that we announce that the week before last, we lost our dear friend and colleague Alan Willetts.

Alan joined Phillips Cutler Phillips Troy, in the very early days when it was still known as John Phillips Associates, around 1962/63 and then stayed with the company his entire professional career.  He attended Birmingham School of Architecture part time, qualifying as an architect in 1970, then an associate and a director of PCPT in the 1980’s.

Most people in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Isles can claim to have visited Alan’s work in that, for over 25 years he was responsible for sensitive and thoughtful refurbishment work to those glorious Victorian banks which belonged to National Provincial and National Westminster or as it is now simply known as ‘NatWest’. Alan loved the old banks and hated the way the magnificent internal spaces were becoming ‘corridors’.

Alan opened the office door with a cheery ‘Morning all’ and for the rest of the day he was engaged with us all with his delightfully upbeat spirit and he will be missed by all and myself, as his fellow director for over 25 years, particularly so.

The photo is of a young Alan (on the far left) at possibly his first job as a project architect.

David Mahony.

Alan’s funeral is at 11:00am on the 9th August at St. Bernadette’s Church, Rennison Drive, Wombourne.