Planit-IE promotes Marsh and Moore
Rob Moore has taken on the position of studio director at the landscape design firm’s Altrincham base, while Danny Marsh will move up into the same role in Liverpool.
The promotions and appointments are part of Planit-IE’s expansion plans and follow the promotions of Georgina Baines and Kevin Redhead to director roles in 2022.
At the Liverpool studio, landscape architect Marsh has been promoted to the role of studio director. He joined the firm almost five years ago from IBI Group and has worked on several high-profile schemes during that time.
These include Central Park at Liverpool Waters, Everton Football Club’s new stadium, and the regeneration of St Helens and Birkenhead town centres.
In Altrincham, Moore has also been promoted. He has become studio director after almost 20 years with the firm. In his new role, he will continue to add to a growing list of projects that includes work in Oldham Town Centre, First Street in Manchester, and a 1m sq ft of mixed-use scheme at West Bar in Sheffield.
Managing director Pete Swift said: “Danny and Rob’s work is crucial to delivering Planit’s mission to become a net positive business and deliver a more regenerative future. Their technical knowledge is unrivalled and they have become adept at managing multiple high-profile projects.
“I’m excited to see how they grow in their new roles and how they continue to deliver public spaces that work not just today, but tomorrow and beyond.”
Meanwhile, Mark Fletcher has been hired to lead the firm’s Standish site. In Gloucestershire, he will be responsible for growing Planit in the South West and London, alongside co-founder Ed Lister and director, James King.
Fletcher has joined the firm after seven years working at Pacific Architecture in Wellington, New Zealand.
Lister said: “We opened our rural Cotswolds studio in 2021. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it was the perfect fit to establish and grow Planit’s Net Positive practices and regenerative vision.
“Mark’s arrival and experience will be instrumental in delivering this vision, supporting clients on their journeys to move beyond sustainable practices and help grow our studios across the South.”
Elsewhere across the business, Victoria Ellenbogen has been promoted to senior landscape architect, Yuan-yin Hsieh and Jonny Helm have been promoted to the role of project landscape architect, Evelyn Ho as landscape architect, Molly Deakin to senior graphic designer, and Sam Richmond has been promoted to 3D artist.
In total, Planit-IE employs 92 people.