Urban Splash Newsplash - August 2023
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Who's talking about US?
"Together, the teams have created a two-minute video that captures the achievements of Urban Splash over the past 30 years."
Prolific North on our new US30 film, July 2023
“Sheffield’s famous Park Hill flats will finally have their own watering hole when a new bar opens there this summer.”
Sheffield Star on new openings at Park Hill, July 2023
“Sheffield Council picks AHMM and Urban Splash to retrofit former John Lewis store”
Architects' Journal on Cole Brothers regeneration, June 2023
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