Merry ChristmUS

December 15th, 2016 [ No Comments ] [ Add comment ]
by Tom Bloxham MBE

Here’s the Urban Splash 12 days of Christmas; a run down of the best things that’ve happened to us this year. Pour some mulled wine, grab a mince pie and feast your eyes on what we’ve been up to…


January: We got the green light on the development of 72 hoUSes at Irwell Riverside, just a few miles from our first hoUSe site at New Islington.


February: We unveiled for the first time what the now completed Stubbs Mill would look like; 27,000 sq ft of cracking space packed with original features.


March: We headed off to MIPIM to launch hoUSe to the world. It went down well; when we got back The Telegraph hailed it “the blueprint for a pioneering housing concept…”


April: We completed the first phase at Park Hill in Sheffield – 260 homes completed – and announced plans for 200 more.


May: We snapped up Barton Business Park in Eccles – the sixth new addition to our portfolio in as many months.


June: One of the UK’s most important Brownfield sites – Icknield Port Loop in Birmingham – became a closer reality as we, Places for People, Birmingham City Council and the Canal & River Trust announced a partnership to deliver the site.


July: We announced we’d be regenerating Brownsfield Mill – one of Manchester’s most famous – and probably last – untouched mills. We’re working on it with TCS as part of their Piccadilly Basin plans.


August: It took just five working days from us making an offer to completing on our acquisition of Office Village in Salford Quays with our JV partner Pears. Now, we’re giving the building’s 46,000 sq of space a bit of a facelift.


September: Royal William Yard was named development of the decade by Property Week – recognition of the immense transformation of the former derelict Naval supplies site into hundreds of homes and workspaces.


October: We launched brand new homes for sale at Lakeshore in Bristol; with great living space in excess of 670 sq ft, a balcony and high ceilings too.


November: There was much excitement in North Shields as the first hoUSes arrived at Smith’s Dock ready for the first residents to move into early next year.


December: We let Stubbs Mill building in Manchester to sports brand Fanatics. The company moved its entire operations to the scheme.

So it’s been another awesome year..! Thanks for all the custom, support and love during 2016. Here’s to a great Christmas.

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