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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    A lesson in new homes; my talk at the University of Cambridge

    01 October 2019
    A 3 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    We’ll soon be creating hundreds of new homes using modern methods of construction at Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridgeshire; this week, I’ve spent time onsite, walking through our plans with the team.

    While I was in the area I was also invited to give a talk at the University of Cambridge, introducing delegates to Urban Splash and the way we do things. I talked through 26 years of creating award-winning places, our vision, and our design commitment.

    My talk to delegates at the University of Cambridge

    It was also a great opportunity to talk in depth about the Northstowe development - where we’ll be creating lots of House by Urban Splash homes. It is our ambition to make modern homes like these more widely available and accessible to a range of occupiers in Cambridge; working with partners such as South Cambridgeshire District Council and Homes England means we can make this a reality.

    Our vision for Inholm, Northstowe

    It was nice to hear feedback on these plans on the night, including: “it’s so great to listen to those who have been leading the way for 26 years…”, with other attendees calling our proposals “inspiring” and “interesting”.

    My talk to delegates at the University of Cambridge

    As ever, I concluded with the oath sworn by citizens of Athens; a promise to local people that we will leave the area “not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was left to us”.

    About the author

    Tom Bloxham

    Chairman and Co-Founder

    The least qualified board member, Tom sold fire extinguishers door to door, studied a degree in politics, sold records then posters and ran a market stall down Affleck's Arcade.

    He made more money sub-letting the space than selling his posters. That's how it started. Following setting up a pub business, nightclub and radio station, Tom, along with Jonathan Falkingham MBE, founded Urban Splash in 1993.

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