Monday 24 September 2012

Digital City on Dovecot Street

Today's xsite is Rowena...

Stockton Borough Council’s new ‘Digital City’ on Dovecot Street in Stockton is now underway.  The new networking and office space along with fold down hot desks and fold out slim offices will be housed in a Grade II * listed former Quaker Meeting House. 

The building has undergone some un-sympathetic internal refurbishment works in the past, which have now been stripped out to open up the internal space, revealing the high ceilings and original roof trusses previously hidden behind suspended ceilings. This has vastly improved the quality of the space already.

The proposed scheme retains and refurbishes with traditional methods the fabric of the building whilst providing a modern, contemporary, flexible space internally.

The project is due for completion mid January 2013.

Monday 17 September 2012

Completed Fabrick Offices Photos

Today's xsite is Robin ...

Photographs of the completed scheme taken by Jill Tate, click any of the images to enlarge.

Monday 3 September 2012

archiGRAD Summer School Presentation

Today's xsite is Anna ...

We have come to the end of our archiGRAD Summer School here at xsite. The Summer School was a pilot Newcastle University project, developed in partnership with Northern Architecture that provided office based experience for architecture students. Adam, Emily, Kristina, Marta, Oleg and Rumen have been with us for 6 weeks working on a project master planning the High Bridge area of Newcastle.

Last week saw their final presentation of ideas take place in our new Ouse Street venue the Ouse Street Arts Club. They ran through a host of impressive ideas for the route from Central Station through Pudding Chare and along High Bridge to Pilgrim Street, including cinemas, light shows, parks and artwork.

We hope that fruits of their labour can get wider exposure with people in the city. It was a great for us to have them around for the summer, and for the students to gain valuable office experience. The pilot scheme seems to have been a success all round so we look forward to next year...