Saturday, 26 November 2011

Meanwhile on Ouse Street...

Today's xsite is Anna...

xsite began taking a hammer to this garage on Ouse Street in Newcastle's Ouseburn valley this week. The first step to its demolition and the birth of a new venue for the valley. Watch this space... Literally!





Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Toffee Factory Practical Completion

Today's xsite is Mal...

The Toffee Factory is three days from practical completion.   All that remains are external light fittings, the tar spray chip finish to the courtyard and a few internal snags.  The high gloss resin reception floor and corten reception desk remain under wraps until handover on Friday.  We look forward to experiencing the building as users when we hold our practice conference there in a couple of weeks!







Thursday, 17 November 2011

Toffee Factory behind the scenes

Today's xsite is Mal...

A little sneak preview behind the scenes at the Toffee Factory for you...

Monday, 14 November 2011

Victorian Town House

Today's xsite is Jane...

We have recently completed the conversion and refurbishment of two, two storey flats into a fully reinstated Victorian town house. The house, in Newcastle upon Tyne, overlooks the Leazes Moor and sits tranquil within the quiet environment enjoyed by this location.

Retaining many of the original features, a total refurbishment of all four floors has been carried out. Windows have been upgraded whilst retaining the original stained glass panels. Flooring, heating and sanitary fittings have all been upgraded and a contemporary basement apartment added. The kitchen area, fitted with bespoke oak furniture, gives access to a new breakfast terrace overlooking the rear garden.








Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Ouseburn Open Studios 2011

Today's xsite is Anna...

This years Ouseburn Open Studios has come round once again, this year taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of November, from 10am till 5pm each day. We will be opening our doors here at Foundry Lane Studios to let you see what everyone based in our building gets up to.

xsite are running tours of 'The Incidental Ouseburn', walking tours of the valley taking in art, architecture and the everyday in 'The Valley'... There will be a tour on both the Saturday and the Sunday leaving from Foundry Lane Studios at 12.30pm. If you work out how to use that new fandangled QR code stuff before coming along there will be additional elements of fun for you on the tour... Please email us to book a place at info@xsitearchitecture.co.uk

As well as touring and projecting our latest work around the building we will be cooking up another 'Pop-up Kitchen'. There will be cakes, biscuits and sweet treats for sale as well as Onion and Gruyere Tarts, tasty Leek Potato and Parsley Soup and Spanish Chorizo Stew to warm you up...

Amy Dover, xsite's latest Creative Resident, is transforming part of the building into a secret room, a hidden world of beast, birds and creatures, with lots of new works for sale. If you don't know her work have a look on her website, it is really beautiful...

Jill Tate, an architectural photographer, will be showing new work, with large and small scale prints and cards for sale. Alex Charrington will be showing new prints and studies from his studio space, as well as new web and graphics work from Morph Creative. Bubblegum Vegas will also be having a stall selling tattoo and 50s inspired jewellery and accessories... With lots going on all around our building and all the other venues around the Ouseburn it would be great to see you over the course of the weekend.

You can find out more about everything going on here on the Ouseburn Open Studios website.







Thursday, 3 November 2011

Waitrose Jesmond Newcastle

Today's xsite is Adrian...

The new xsite designed store for Waitrose in Jesmond, Newcastle opened its doors to the public yesterday. The completion of the 8,000sqft plus store with office and warehousing on its upper floors finally sees the old Osborne Road Garage site brought back into use. We think it’s a piece of contemporary retail architecture which gets on well with its neighbours, while the arrival of a blue chip national retailer in Jesmond’s neighbourhood shopping area should be a real asset to the City.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Chalton Street Apartments, London

Today's xsite is Robin...

The apartment building near Kings Cross, London is rapidly approaching completion, with the windows fitted and timber and brick-slip cladding in place.  Finishing details and the external works should be complete in the next couple of weeks, with four of the five flats being made available on the open market and currently generating interest.  We’re excited to see our latest job in London nearing completion!



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