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Tim Bailey

Head of Practice, Xsite Architecture LLP

TIM BAILEY is an architect based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Graduating from Newcastle University in 1990 and qualifying in 1992 he has been involved with a diverse range of realised building projects with contract values between £30,000 and £25m. In November 2000 he founded his own practice, xsite architecture, that became a LLP in 2008. As well as commercially driven schemes for residential, retail, leisure and office development, considerable experience has been gained with Public and Voluntary Sector clients on Heritage and Arts Projects, Community Consultations, Contract Administration and Project Management.

Born in Hartlepool in 1964, married to Ruth Connorton, living in Whitley Bay with two children aged 18 and 14 (ages in 2019). Tim’s life and work has been focused predominantly in the North East of England with a tireless passion for its people and places, connecting global thinking with local action.

• 2000 – date, Partner, xsite architecture LLP
• 1994 – date, Occasional visiting Design Studio Tutor, Project Lead and lecturer, Newcastle University
• 2006 – date, Occasional visiting Design Studio Tutor and lecturer, Northumbria University

• 2017 – date Enterprise Advisor, Kings Priory School, Tynemouth
• 2016 – date Co-Vice Chair & Independent Governor on Corporation Board, Northern School of Art; Chair of Capital Project Sub Committee (building a new campus in Middlesbrough and a Film School in Hartlepool) www.northernart.ac.uk
• 2015 – date Trustee Unfolding Theatre www.unfoldingtheatre.co.uk
• 2014 – date Board Director of Constructing Excellence North East www.cene.org.uk

• 2017 Commissioners Quay Inn, £4m RICS Best Commercial Building
• 2016 Boho 5, £4m LABC Best Large Commercial Building
• 2013 Hudson Quay for Fabric Housing, Best Fit Out BCO Northern Awards
• 2013 Redcar HUB, Redcar, £5.4m RICS Best Commercial Building
• 2012 Toffee Factory, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, £5m, 2011 RIBA Award Winner, RICS Project of the Year, RTPI Project of the Year, LABC Best Large Commercial Building
• 2010 Barnard Castle Vision Information Hub ‘The Box’ – Best use of digital technology award
• 2009 Boho One, Middlesbrough, £9.2m, RICS Project of the Year, RTPI Project of the Year