The Wales-based Burgess Partnership and North-east practice Dent & Partners have merged to form Burgess Dent Partnership, based at Central Exchange Buildings, 93a Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne,tel: 0191 230 4466, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,uk. The practice, which offers services within architecture, town planning, urban design, planning supervisor work, building surveying and consultancy, also has offices in Basingstoke, Cardiff and Newtown. There are eight directors: Paul Vanner (chairman); Danny R Sharpe; Robin Coombes (company secretary); Ian Lancastle-Smith; Paul Scudamore; Michael M Melia; Douglas M Glass; and, Dyfrig Jones. Official launch of the new practice is on 28 April.
Adrian Petrenco, Architect has moved to larger premises at 4th Floor, Lyon House, 37 The Broadway, London SW19 1QF, tel 0181 946 3001.
hlm Architects has made the following appointments: David Mason to regional director, Scotland, Gordon Carswell to business-development director, Scotland, Jason Mellor to design director, London, and Michael Scherdel to technical director, Sheffield.
Six new directors have been appointed to the main board of Ove Arup Partnership: Peter Ayres, Cecil Balmond, Andrew Chan, Richard Cowell, John Harvey and David Whittleton.
Oulsnam Design and Oulsnam Interiors have restructured with the promotion of Chris Head and Kevin Unwin to operations directors within Oulsnam Design. Kate Newberry has been appointed business-development manager, responsible for the marketing of both companies and for product development for Oulsnam Interiors.
wsp Consulting Engineers has moved to a new regional office headquarters in Manchester. It is now at Bridgwater House, 56 Whitworth Street, M1 6LT, tel:0161 236 8000.