latest News: Spence & Dower and xsite architecture

Spence and Dower are pleased to announce that we have formally merged with our sister practice ‘xsite architecture’, a slightly larger well established local architect’s practice.

Spence and Dower remains in name as a highly distinctive ‘practice within a practice’ with our own letterheads and website.

Current Spence and Dower staff have not changed and our clients will see no noticeable difference in the way we work. We will just be able to provide a more comprehensive service on specific jobs when it is required.

Tim Bailey of xsite is Head of Practice, Tina Gough is Head of Heritage and Conservation, Adrian Philpotts is Head of Architecture and Rowena Burbeck is Head of Architectural Technology.

Having moved to xsite offices in 2019, working as independent practices but with our resulting collaboration on some projects, we have found that having access to others who offer different but complimentary skills, has been beneficial.

We hope to be taking on further suitably qualified staff who have a leaning towards and desire to further develop their experience in historic building work.

In Other News

We are well settled into our new home at Arch 6, Ouseburn
Tuesday 25 June 2019 | Spence & Dower ….. and our usual work continues apace. Completed work continues to be recognised with our award winning efforts in the conservation of Felton Park glasshouse in... more
Architects move to creative cultural hotspot
Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Spence & Dower SPENCE & DOWER TO CO-LOCATE WITH XSITE ARCHITECTURE : JOINT STATEMENT Spence & Dower Architects, the long established and hugely well renowned architectural conservation specialists will... more
Archaeological Discoveries
Monday 18 February 2019 | Spence & Dower After completing archaeological digs required by Historic England and Northumberland County Council’s archaeologist we have been granted approval for proposed extension and alteration works at... more

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