Nottingham-based practice Carter Walker has merged with Davis Langdon & Everest and will now adopt the Davis Langdon & Everest name.
Paul Spooner Architects has changed its name.The Sutton Coldfield-based practice is now called Spooner Architects.
West Midlands-based practice BLB Architects has appointed Steve Hibbert, Jane Humby and Chris Playdon to strengthen its commercial and residential teams.
m3architects has moved to larger premises at 74 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JG. Tel 020 7729 4222, or log on to www.m3architects. com Donald Downie has retired from London-based Andrews Downie and Partners but will continue as a consultant. Neil Sida-Murray has been made an associate, while Maha Phillips and Tim Warner also become consultants.
Barry Horne has been appointed an executive associate of Clancy Consulting, and Dave Murphy has been made an associate.
Peabody Trust has appointed Justin Elcombe as its new head of development. He was previously employed by Chatham Maritime as project director for the redevelopment of the former naval dockyard.
Alan Bramwell has been appointed chairman of the Lancashire and Cheshire branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers.