Building on success to expand and rebrand

Architecture Barnes Collie Fischer (aBCF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dale Fischer as a director of the 20-year old local business.

His appointment marks the beginning of an exciting time for the firm, previously known as Barnes & Collie Architects, which has rebranded to take account of Mr Fischer's new role.

 Mr Fischer joins founding directors Jeremy Barnes and Harris Collie at the helm of a practice that first opened its doors over 20 years ago and has an impressive portfolio of private and public work in the Island, as well as a some influential London-based clients.

Mr Barnes and Mr Collie said: "We are delighted to welcome Dale into his new role as a director at aBCF and see his appointment as the beginning of an exciting new era for the business. We are extremely proud of everything we have achieved to date and see the company gaining even more momentum under its augmented management team."

"The new Island Plan halts building in the countryside with the emphasis moving into St Helier. We believe we can lead the way in town developments both in Jersey, and elsewhere, Dale's technological know-how is an essential part of this."

aBCF, which is based in the Royal Square, was set up as Barnes & Collie in 1992 and shortly afterwards won the competition for the design and construction of Haute Vallee Secondary School in conjunction with UK practice Plinke Leaming & Browning. Other major projects soon followed, including the new States offices, Morier House, and the new Housing Development at Bellevue consisting of nintey new units of accomodation, as well as a string of private projects ranging from Petit Menage Stables to the refurbishment of Gorey Methodist Church, both of which won Jersey  were placed among the winners at the Jersey Design Award in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

An architectural technologist, Mr Fischer first joined the company ten years ago, enhancing its technical expertise on building matters and building bye-laws. Commenting on his new appointment, he said: "I am thrilled to take up my new role as a director of aBCF and believe the new name reflects the teamwork that lies at the heart of our practice. Between us we have a combined experience that adds up to more than 60 years of qualified and professional service, which underlies our commitment to provide excellence to our clients at maximum value for money."