Tuesday 29 May 2012

Fabrick Housing Group Headquarters

Today's xsite is Carol...

The Fabrick Housing Group office fit-out is progressing nicely on-site.  The new office headquarters for the Teesside-based housing group occupies 4000m2 within the Hudson Quay development, Middlehaven, and boasts impressive views across the Middlesbrough Docks. 

The scheme is spread across 3 floors, each with a unique feel – from seaside to zen garden.  Each area features architectural elements ranging from the ‘Honey Pot’ hot-desk pods to the ‘Upturned Boats Meeting Rooms’ and the ‘Japanese Tea House’ Tea Point. 

The project is due for completion mid-July, and we can’t wait to see it!

Tuesday 22 May 2012

The Late Shows

Today's xsite is Adrian...

Three of our recent projects threw open their doors for this year's Late Shows last weekend.

The Toffee Factory hosted a vintage late night tea party with entertainment from Lady Koo and The Kooky Kitchen while the Cycle Hub, a new social enterprise promoting all things cycling, have taken over the former regeneration centre on Spillers Quay and were offering a preview of their social space. Finally xsite opened the doors to work in progress at Ouse Street Arts Club our self developed, container housed event space in the Lower Ouseburn.

Despite the failure of Spring or Summer to turn up lots of glow stick carrying folk did, with the Toffee Factory swamped by over 2000 visitors.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Ouse Street Arts Club

Today's xsite is Anna...

This year for The Late shows xsite present Ouse Street Arts Club – a work in progress.

OSAC is a collaboration between xsite and a number of other creative forces which aims to turn two shipping containers on an empty Lower Ouseburn site into an artist-led, social, event space. We plan to launch mid-June but for The Late Shows we are opening the doors to preview a space in transition hosting ‘Play Time’ an exhibition by photographer Jill Tate, and recent work by xsite architecture with hospitality fueled by The Ouseburn Coffee Company.   

Please join us on Friday and Saturday from 7-11pm to learn more about this unique and innovative social event space. While you're in the area make sure you check out our neighbouring projects The Toffee Factory and The Cycle Hub.

You can visit The Ouse Street Arts Club website and also The Late Shows website for more information about other venues.