ghm Rock Townsend and ghm Architects have merged to form a 60-strong company within the multi-disciplinary ghm Group. All architectural, urban- design and interior-design services are now provided by ghm Rock Townsend. Ian Tansley has been promoted to a director with ghm Rock Townsend.
Philip Mitchell, Robert Parlane and Christopher Smart have been promoted to associate directors with Bath-based Stubbs Rich Architects.
Stuart Macdougald-Denton has joined Glasgow-based Holmes Partnership as a partner designate.
Gordon Roberts has retired from Brighton-based app Partnership, but will continue as a consultant.
David Marchant has joined engineer Whitby Bird & Partners as an associate partner and Frank Bates has joined as senior engineer. Both were previously with bmp Ltd.
Stephen Potter, a senior consultant with bdp Planning, has been seconded to the Manchester Millennium taskforce for 12 months. Claire Burnett has been appointed as a graduate planner in bdp Planning's Manchester office.
Property and construction consultant Watts and Partners has opened a City office at 10 Arthur Street, London EC4, headed by partner Jo Stocks.
Mechanical and electrical consulting engineer Capita Greatorex has changed its name to Capita Property Services and moved to larger offices at Eastwood Court, Broadwater Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8JJ, tel 01794 513355.
Anne Garrett has been appointed managing director and chief executive of era Technology, the international research, development and testing organisation. She was previously vice-president of Nortel.