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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - August 2023

    09 August 2023
    A 5 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    Welcome to our August edition of Newsplash - a round-up of all things Urban Splash, featuring new homes, scheme launches, commercial news and much more.

    This month, there's news of our latest partnership as we've now joined forces with Glenbrook to deliver more new homes across the country. We celebrate our 30th anniversary with the release of our new short film, taking a look back over the last three decades, while outlining our vision for the future. There's news from our Commercial team, who've completed deals on 18,000 sq ft of space to business in Manchester, Sheffield and beyond. We continue our journey through our US30 stories, this month hearing from Tracey Stephenson From Staying Cool, and we're looking for more new colleagues to join our team. Read on to find out more

    Watch our new US30 film

    Introducing our new US30 film. The piece chronicles our learnings from the past three decades, while outlining our vision for new Urban Splash places in Milton Keynes, Swansea, Cumbria, Manchester, and more. As we say in the film – “the future is a shared project”, and here’s how we want to deliver it sustainably.

    Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, which we're delivering in partnership with Glenbrook

    We've signed a new partnership with Glenbrook

    Following our recent partnership announcements with Aviva and Grosvenor, we’ve now joined forces with Glenbrook to deliver more new homes across the country. Working in joint venture our partnership has submitted its first planning application at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, creating a new neighbourhood of 450 homes next to the Grand Union Canal and the 110 acre Campbell Park.

    The team behind The Pearl - opening soon at Park Hill in Sheffield

    We've completed deals on 18,000 sq ft of commercial space

    We rounded off Q2 with deals on more than 18,000 sq ft of space across our portfolio – many of them with independent bar and restaurant operators. A new cocktail and craft beer was confirmed for Park Hill in Sheffield. Known as The Pearl, it will offer drinks alongside pintxos-inspired bar snacks, while in Manchester, Finders Keepers will open at New Islington’s waterfront with a “mission is to serve the folks of New Islington Marina and Ancoats a masterfully curated, seasonal cocktail menu, alongside a great selection of spirits.”

    Royal William Yard in Plymouth

    Summer at Royal William Yard in Plymouth

    Summer is here at Royal William Yard, with a programme of events to take you through August. There’s SUP boarding sessions, quiz nights, and if that’s not enough, Everyman Cinema is now open and screening those much talked-about big blockbusters (are you Team Barbie? Or Team Oppenheimer?) and the bars and restaurants will be serving up their summer flavours too! See the full calendar on the link below.

    The Rotunda in Birmingham

    US30 – "I'd never seen anything like it. It's an icon"

    As we continue our 30th birthday celebrations, we’ve been hearing from more friends of Urban Splash. This month, we interviewed Tracey Stephenson co-founder of Staying Cool. The brand, which also celebrates a milestone 15th anniversary this year, creates design-led boutique serviced apartments, with many of them in our Rotunda building in Birmingham. Here, Tracey talks about shared anniversaries, shared ideas, and getting her idea off the ground.

    Urban Splash head office at Timber Wharf in Manchester

    Come work with US

    We’re always looking for ambitious new colleagues to join our lively office in Manchester, helping us as we deliver more exciting regeneration projects across the country. Right now, we’re on the hunt for a new Executive Assistant to support our Chairman and board members; the role will include a varied workload, great perks and events, and our Urban Splash culture.

    Budenberg in Altrincham

    Home of the month
    3517 Budenberg, Altrincham

    A rare opportunity to purchase a 3,021 sq ft penthouse apartment at the award winning Budenberg Haus Projekte in Altrincham – in amongst the bustle of one of Cheshire’s best loved towns. The apartment offers three bedrooms, plus family bathroom and ensuite, large south facing balcony and private roof terrace.

    Workspace at Richmond Street, Manchester

    Workspace of the month
    Richmond Street, Manchester

    This is the last workspace on offer at Richmond Street in Manchester’s Gay Village. We refurbished the building last year, adding pops of colour to mirror the vibrancy outside. Branding agency Leith and health consultants COUCH have already moved in, meaning this 2,372 sq ft, first floor office is your final chance to work here.

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