12 Britannia Place

If you spotted the builders moving in at Britannia Place or said hello to our Jersey team whilst they were camping out in St. Helier’s Library - then you’ll know that PF+A Architecture have started a brand new (and still very orange) chapter.

2019 has been a big year for everybody here at PF+A; we were joined by the renowned architect Hamish Hargreaves and as the team looked to be growing further it was time for a bit of TLC in the form of our beloved Jersey office undergoing a complete renovation. The new space incorporates our Hoffice ethos, creating an office for Happy, Healthy Humans. After completing many successful Hoffice projects, we were excited to have a design of our own that will inspire, nurture and stimulate the team to perform better. At the end of the day, the largest investment a company makes is in the people, so we want to look after them!

The concept of the design is based around the idea of creating an office that performs to everyone’s needs yet is friendly, welcoming and non-obtrusive. Work first began on removing the internal walls to maximise the light and views over the park. Whilst the suspended ceiling was removed to reveal the rich, textured concrete roof above; forming the backdrop for the finished interior. Within the space, it is divided into different zones, accommodating the different ways each of us learns and works, with touches of PF+A’s creativity throughout to make the office just that extra bit special.

During the whole of the design and build process, PF+A have worked closely with local crafts-people to finesse the details and work to build something that not just PF+A, but the whole of Jersey can be proud of. One of the key features we were particularly excited about is the metal ribbon representing a journey and creating a fluid connection through the space. This was designed and created in collaboration with Art Metal Jersey who took on the ambitious design with full enthusiasm. Our inspiration has stretched far and wide; another element we are particularly excited about is a large circular window at the end of Britannia Place, that took precedent from Olafur Eliasson’s ‘The Weather Project’ that featured a dazzling sun installation in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall back in 2003.

Whilst all the work was going on, the Jersey team visited regularly and documented the whole renovation over on Instagram. If you’re interested in seeing the whole process and want to see the behind the scenes of an architecture project then take a look at our dedicated Instagram account @pfa.jersey.office.ren! #pfalife


Guernsey Studio

Guelles Court
Guelles Lane
St Peter Port

9am - 5:30pm   |   01481 712633


Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier

9am - 5:30pm   |   01534 767950


Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.

Chloe Whitmore

E: chloe.whitmore@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Chloe is the first point of contact in the Guernsey studio. She has moved from a career of more than 20 years in the legal profession to managing a creative environment and its people - a welcome change for her! Her experience and legal background are a great asset for the Group.