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Enjoy a Tea Break

September 26th, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Emily Handslip

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We’ve been making lots of changes at our Tea Factory in Liverpool with some great new improvements for businesses located there.

The first phase of changes has seen us add a ‘Tea Break’ space, exclusively for the use of our tenants. The space features new kitchen, relaxation and breakout spaces, plus tenants can also book a dedicated room to host their own meetings.
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It was unveiled to occupiers with a special preview lunch, at which tenants were also given cool, branded Tea Break merchandise including tea towels and bags.

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We do things like this as we’re committed to making our spaces better and easier for tenants to use. These facilities for example come alongside our flexible lease terms.

If you want to come and have a look around Tea Factory – or any of our commercial spaces in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Plymouth then drop us a line.

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3-4 September: Weekend of Wonders returns to the Yard

September 1st, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Emily Handslip

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Last year we welcomed thousands of people to the Yard for a day filled with spectacular international street performances at the Weekend of Wonders.

I’m delighted it’s back this weekend for a second year only this time for two days! There’ll be show stopping entertainment and street performances from The Invisible Circus and Yskynna-AA Vertical Dancers, and our award winning artisan Good Food Market will be within Factory Cooperage alongside one off craft stalls for this weekend only!

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Best of all it’s free for all the family so come along and experience the fun, enjoy our shops and restaurants and take in the atmosphere of Royal William Yard. Hope to see you there!

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Royal William Yard in Plymouth’s been such a special development for us; it’s evolved into a real, recognisable destination, somewhere not only for people to live and work in, but a place to visit and holiday in too.

That belief was verified this month by an article I read in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine; in it a big feature entitled ‘Secret South West’ listed all the best bits of the region, with lots of Royal William Yard highlights included!

Pick up your copy of the magazine to read about Le Vignoble (an interior that’s “sleek and sexy”) , the Royal William Bakery (whch serves “ace coffee”), Bistrot Pierre (which “buzzes most nights”) and the Royal William Yard apartments which the mag cites as “swishly modern… with fabulous vistas”.

Come and visit us today; we’ve plenty of onsite parking or you can catch the ferry across from the Barbican.

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Love for ladies’ day at Royal William Yard

July 6th, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Emily Handslip

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We have so many events at Royal William Yard this summer; it’s a really exciting place to be.

This weekend, we’re celebrating the Wimbledon tennis finals with a ‘Ladies Day’ event at Royal William Yard. As well as showing tennis all week, the big screen on the lawn will be showing both the single and doubles finals for ladies day, with each guest receiving a glass of fizz from ID Fashion on arrival.

Our tenants are getting involved too; ID Fashion are giving the best dressed attendee a £50 voucher to spend in their store, plus a glass of fizz on arrival, while the Envy hair salon will give a £50 voucher to the best style they see on the day.

Other events coming up at the Yard include the Native Makers Market on 16th July, the next Good Food Market on 8th August, on while from 5th August, the Barbican Theatre’s performances of Romeo and Juliet!

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Joining the Inner City Music Board

June 22nd, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Julian Curnuck

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I’m delighted to have joined the board of Inner City Music - the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s Band on the Wall.

It’s a common theme at Urban Splash and many of my colleagues donate their time to endeavours like this, an important thing to do in our committment to the towns and cities we work in. Inner City aims to enrich peoples’ lives with music and culture so it’s completely in sync with my day job.

The main focus of my new role will  be helping the team behind Band on the Wall as they aim to increase its capacity to 500 people. I’m excited to be a part of that growth.

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We are very excited that the massive CIH Housing Conference is coming to Manchester and I am pleased to be speaking at the conference too!

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To coincide with it on 30th June, we’re inviting CIH delegates to take a trip to nearby New Islington to come and see our modular hoUSe development; we’re labelling it as ‘Open hoUSe’. It will give delegates the chance to come and see the concept up close; touching and feeling the show hoUSe and seeing the wider regeneration around New Islington.

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We’re offering a shuttle bus to New Islington on the hour every hour from Manchester Central; so either just turn up or email Chris Monkman for an appointment. Or, if you’d like to meet for a coffee at any point during the conference, please email Cathy Cunny who looks after my diary.

Our 2-minute film with George Clarke explaining the concept should whet your appetites until then and you can read more details about the concept here.

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Our award winning Good Food Market

May 26th, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Emily Handslip

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Royal William Yard’s Good Food Market has won another award, having scooped the Gold award for Best Farmers Market at the Taste of the West Food Awards!

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The Market has been so well received since it started last year; now more than 50 stalls set up on the first Sunday of each month offering everything from fresh, local produce to crafts, to live cookery demonstrations to children’s entertainment! Judges visited one of the markets earlier this year and liked what they saw.

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The award, the second the Yard’s Good Food Market has won, shows the tremendous work put on by the team there and the stall holders themselves. Let’s keep making it even bigger and better!

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On 7th May we’ll be launching new homes for sale at Irwell Riverside and we’ll be launching a new show hoUSe for customers at nearby New Islington on the same day too.

First up for sale at Irwell Riverside are our hoUSes - each of which come with parking and gardens - with prices from £250,000 for a 1,000 sq ft home. They’ll soon be followed by apartments, with a total of 171 homes created by Urban Splash on the waterfront site by 2017.

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Although Irwell Riverside officially sits in Salford, hoUSes here are less than half a mile away from Harvey Nics and other key areas of Manchester City Centre.

We’ve focused on bringing hoUSe to sites like Irwell Riverside, as city centre housing is an important issue for us. hoUSe gives families a spacious, urban living option, and giving customers who simply want more space, something other than a typical apartment.

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We’ve already sold out at New Islington - another city centre fringe site to the North East of Manchester - so the appeal’s been appreciated so far.

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If you want to find out more, or come and see what hoUSe looks like by visiting our new New Islington show hoUSe which is located at 2 Keepers Quay, Manchester, M4 6JL (click here for a map), then register now or drop us a line.

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Launching hoUSe

April 14th, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Tom Bloxham MBE

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It’s been great to see hoUSe getting so much coverage recently.

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Lots of journalists, from around the country have been writing about the concept; Wallpaper* for example  noted the hoUSes are “no diminutive Victorian pastiche…”.

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Meanwhile, fellow design and architecture critics Dezeen who called the scheme “a pioneering housing project”.

The press in Manchester meanwhile - home to the first hoUSes at New Islington - were equally as complementary; About MCR noting the: “innovative design template” and I Love MCR suggesting they are for “house-proud, design-conscious people“.  The Sunday Times also included New Islington and hoUSe one of the 20 ‘hippest places to live‘ in the UK!

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Read all of the hoUSe press coverage here and register your interest for more houses that we’re bringing to New Islington, Irwell Riverside in Salford and Smith’s Dock in North Shields soon…

Filed under: New Islington, Tom Bloxham MBE, Urban Splash

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Completing Park Hill Phase 1… And starting Phase 2

March 11th, 2016 [ No comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Jonathan Falkingham MBE

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Watch this video and find out about the exciting selection process we’ve undertaken to select a new architect for Phase 2 at Park Hill. Working with the chosen practice, Mikhail Riches, we’ll be creating up to 200 new homes and 30,000 sq ft of commercial space.

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The announcement came in tandem with the news that we have completed Phase 1 at Park Hill too. Read more in the Architects Journal.

Filed under: Park Hill, Sheffield, Urban Splash

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