Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Dengineers

CBBC's Dengineers is back on this weekend with a Children in Need special. Maral from our office has been involved as one of the designers for this great programme and has worked on dens for two episodes in the series. Maral's first episode is coming up in a few weeks time, but in the meantime check out the first episode of this fun show, produced by a great team, on CBBC this Saturday 19th November at 8:30am or on BBC iPlayer.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Happy Birthday to Us!!

Today at xsite architecture we are celebrating our 16th Birthday!
Here's a look back at some images from our projects over the years.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Goodbye, Hello...

This month at xsite architecture we have said goodbye to our wonderful 2015-16 Part I Architecture year out students- Justina and Rob. Both are set to undertake Part II Architecture courses at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow and Newcastle University respectively.

Their leaving did however create two Part I spaces within the xsite team which have been filled by two enthusiastic, fresh faced 2016 graduates- Alice, a former Mac, Glasgow student and Caitlin, who studied at Newcastle University.

For the first time in xsite architecture’s history we have taken on a year out architectural technologist student. Emily, who has completed 2 years at Northumbria University, joins the team for a year-long placement before returning to university where she will complete the final year of her degree.

Take a look at the People section on our website for a brief bio of our new members.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Newbiggin - Windsor View Show Home VIP Launch

Last night saw the launch of The Matfen Show Home for Arch Developments Ascent Homes at Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.

The development consists of 24 homes with a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties.  Spacious, high ceiling living spaces planned to take advantage of the exceptional coastal views make this a unique offer at Newbiggin.

The show home opens to the public this Saturday, 11th July at 10am but below are some sneak preview shots from the VIP launch.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Late Shows 2016

Last weekend we were at the Late Shows again, down the road at the Toffee Factory...

‘TF Ear Piece’ was commissioned as an installation to compliment the DJ soundscape beneath Glasshouse Bridge over the two evenings. Experimenting was the word, as we threw ourselves, pencils and toolboxes at the challenge. Built on the lawn outside the office, we gave a new lease of life to the frame which had its last outing as part of the Tyne Salmon Trail in 2007. Being outside in the valley to build it was a treat in the week running up to the event - especially talking to the Ouseburn passers-by who had some interesting interpretations of what it might be.

Nine sound-catchers were aimed towards the DJ speakers and joined by a ‘periscope listener’ for catching sounds around the valley. We also put our own take on the ‘tin can telephone’, which seemed to be a winner with the kids.

Thanks to everyone who came down for a listen!

Monday, 18 April 2016


Friday night saw the annual RICS North East Awards event at Newcastle Civic Centre. We were shortlisted for the Maling Exchange project along the road at Hoults Yard, in the Conservation and Commercial Project categories. 

To our slight surprise and considerable pleasure we were announced as winners in both!
Deserved recognition for everyone who worked on a project which blended sensitive refurbishment with a bit of design attitude and which is nearing full occupation less than 9 months after completion. Another successful workplace project for the xsite team. 

You can see details of the full list of winners at the Chronicle article here


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

CQ Inn Emerges

The Commissioner's Quay Inn, Blyth, is taking shape, with the scaffolding due to come down in 2 weeks time.  This is an exciting phase as the final material finishes are applied and the finished article begins to emerge from the cocoon of scaffolding and hoarding!  The construction works on this 40-bed hotel and 250 seat bar and restaurant are due to complete this June, with the hotel launching in August ahead of the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth (August 26-29).

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Maling Exchange Completed Shots

We're on a bit of a roll at the moment, with pictures coming in for several completed projects from our favourite photographer Jill Tate. A selection from the latest set for the recently completed Maling Exchange can be seen below, or you can check out the official porftolio page:


Monday, 28 September 2015

Rockliffe Spa Garden Completed Pics

Jill Tate has just delivered her shots of the recently completed Rockliffe Spa Garden project.  Check out a selection of the photographs below:

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