Appointments: Two new faces at local architecture firm

A leading regional architectural practice, xsite architecture (xsite), has welcomed two new faces to its award-winning team

Kevin Fraser, left, and Matt Sharman-Hayles of xsite architecture
Kevin Fraser, left, and Matt Sharman-Hayles of xsite architecture

A leading regional architectural practice, xsite architecture (xsite), has welcomed two new faces to its award-winning team.

Kevin Fraser and Matt Sharman-Hayles join the practice with different levels of experience, and knowledge of a diverse range of sectors across which xsite is well known for delivering creative design flair.

Highly experienced and holding a vast wealth of creative ability, Kevin comes to xsite after an impressive eight years at Hodder + Partners of Manchester where he was a project architect on many substantial builds with values as high as £28m.

Now back in his native North East, he is delighted to be working on the Listed building elements of the Stephenson Quarter master plan for Clouston Group (formerly Silverlink Property Holdings).

A recent BA Hons graduate in architectural studies from Newcastle University, Matt has shown great promise and talent from the outset and is keen to embrace the diversity of xsite’s client base as he moves towards his Part 2 Architectural studies.

He is looking forward to being involved in the creative and energetic design approach for which xsite is renowned.

Partner Tim Bailey is positive about the new additions to the firm. He said:

“As we continue to win new work, Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience which complements the talents of our existing team. Looking forward, we are pleased to be nurturing the next generation of architects by investing in graduate appointments such as Matt, who shows great promise.”

Xsite is currently working on an exciting range of regeneration and masterplanning projects at Commissioners Quay in Blyth and the Boho Zone in Middlesborough.

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