Stuart Hendy has retired as the contract-administration partner of FaulknerBrowns, based in Newcastle. He will continue to act as a consultant and to represent the practice on the Design & Build Foundation.
Timpson Manley will open a central London office on 4 January 1999 at The Loft Studio, Suffolk House, 127-129 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PP, tel 0171 407 3455.
Swanke Hayden Connell International has appointed Nick Birchall as an associate and project director in its London office.
Buro Happold Consulting Engineer has made the following promotions: Steve Macey to group director, building-services engineering, Bath; Paul Westbury to group director, special-structures group, Bath; Rod Manson to group director, structural and building-services engineering, Glasgow; Neil Billett, to group director designate, building-services engineering, London; Alan Harbinson to group manager, civil engineer, Bath.
Davis Duncan Harrold Architects, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has merged with West of Scotland-based McNeish Design, doubling the design strength of Davis Duncan Harrold.
Young & Gault has moved to larger premises at 28 Speirs Wharf, Glasgow G4 9TB, tel 0141 332 2225, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol-based Stride Treglown has opened a central London office at 51 new Cavendish Street.
Jonathan Rickard has been appointed to associate in the architecture and town-planning department of Newbury-based Dreweatt Neate, chartered surveyors.