A £1bn pipeline, over 3,000 homes and 200,000 sq ft of workspace - looking ahead to a busy 2019
It's going to be an exciting and busy year for us here at Urban Splash; we have a development pipeline of £1bn ahead of us which will see us create more than 3,000 homes and 230,000 sq ft of workspace from 2019 onwards.
Many of those new homes will be our modular Houses, which - having already created them at New Islington in Manchester, Smith’s Dock in North Shields, Irwell Riverside in Salford and currently at Port Loop in Birmingham - we’ll be delivering at new sites in Merseyside, the Midlands and Milton Keynes.
So what’s on the horizon for 2019?
Port Loop, Birmingham
Much of the new pipeline homes is being delivered in joint venture with our partners – Places for People. One of the developments we’re working on together is the creation of 1,150 homes, public spaces, parks and more at Port Loop in Birmingham - a site we’re delivering with landowners Birmingham City Council and the Canals & Rivers Trust.
Smith's Dock, North Shields
Another Places for People JV site is Smith's Dock, which will ultimately comprise 800 home, public realm, amenities and open up the waterfront. We’ve just completed 80 waterfront apartments at the Smokehouses there - adding to the 34 homes we’ve already created.
Park Hill, Sheffield
Having completed phase one at Park Hill - which comprised 260 homes and 30,000 sq ft of workspaces we’re now on site with phase 2 - 199 more homes and 25,000 sq ft of workspace designed by Mikhail Riches. A deal has also been done which will see student accommodation operator Alumno transform the third phase of the scheme. Add to that the work we’ve done in helping S1 Artspace establish a permanent home here and Park Hill is a fine example of a regeneration project at work.
Lakeshore and Copper Building, Bristol
Lister's Pods, Bradford
30 David Morley-designed “futuristic” pods sit atop our Lister Mills scheme in Bradford, each offering some of the best views in the city. We’ve completed the homes this month and they’re available for sale or rent now.
Investing £11m in commercial spaces
We've also investing £11m into the 80,000 sq. ft commercial acquisitions and refurbishments of Beehive Mill, Ancoats and Boat Shed in Salford Quays in addition to the investment into existing holdings at Tea Factory and Vanilla Factory in Liverpool - resulting in upgraded and bang up-to-date workspaces in the cities where our roots started 26 years ago!
Royal William Yard, Plymouth
This award-winning success story goes on and we’ve recently commenced on site at the Melville building - the jewel in the Yard’s crown. This 90,000 sq. ft grade one listed building will be mixed use scheme - and we have just confirmed our first occupier will be boutique cinema operator Everyman.
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