Urban Splash Newsplash - October 2023
Welcome to our October edition of Newsplash – a round-up of all things Urban Splash.
It’s been a busy month which began with us winning a prestigious Housing Design Award for Park Hill in Sheffield; we welcomed new tenants into our Waulk Mill development in Ancoats - including a former colleague and friend, and we continue to celebrate 30 years in the industry by hearing from current colleagues. There is a new impressive light installation in Plymouth, a pizza pop-up at Boat Shed in Salford Quays, and our workspace and much coveted home of the month. Read on to find out more.
Park Hill wins a Housing Design Award
Park Hill was awarded the Overall Winner Award at this week's Housing Design Awards. It is our 28th accolade from the HDA panel of judges, and our 33rd award since our transformation of the building in Sheffield began. The event was held within the historic Grade II Listed Park Hill itself, giving guests the opportunity to explore the development during the evening.
US30 – ’I love the people, the mission and the innovation’
We’re continuing our 30th anniversary celebrations this month, with more stories from those who know us best – including four of our brilliant Urban Splash people. Associate Director Emma Gardiner talks about leading the way with flexible workspace, while three other colleagues working in operational roles reflect on their work in bringing our Urban Splash places to life . Read these, and other US30 stories, on the link below.
18,900 sq ft of Q3 commercial deals
We rounded off Q3 with deals on more than 18,900 sq ft of space across our commercial portfolio including a deal with KOMI – owners and operators of one of the largest digital media portfolios in Europe which will now operate out of a new office at Waulk Mill in Ancoats. Speaking of the deal, KOMI MD and former Urban Splash colleague Sam Lenehan said: “My time at Urban Splash was one of the most enjoyable periods of my career... I couldn’t not look to the company’s commercial portfolio for KOMI’s new home".
The Civic Centre lights up Plymouth
The Civic Centre has brightened the skies of Plymouth this month, thanks to a new light installation courtesy of Plymouth Culture. The artwork is the second of its kind, following a vibrant neon install earlier this year, and features inspiring message from Booker Prize-winning author Sir Ben Okri, as a symbol of hope for the future.
Pizza pop up event at Boat Shed, Salford Quays
We hosted a pizza pop up event at Boat Shed in Salford Quays this month, bringing customers from around the building together for an indulgent lunch. It’s the latest in a series of events we’ve been hosting for our commercial customers. Want to join them? Find out about the spaces still available at Boat Shed and other buildings on the link below.
Home of the month:
25 Guest Street, New Islington
25 Guest Street, Stubbs Mews, is a three-storey, 139 sq m Town House home ready to rent at New Islington, in the bustle of this new neighbourhood in central Manchester. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is pet friendly, comes with parking, a private terrace overlooking the canal, as well as bundles of open plan kitchen, dining and living space. It's yours for £2,600 pcm.
Workspace of the month:
301 Vanilla Factory, Liverpool
Workspace 301 offers 1,130 sq ft of workspace – perfect for a growing business. You’ll find it in Vanilla Factory in Liverpool – an eclectic mix of stunning Victorian design and 21st Century architecture set within the lively Ropewalks part of the city. The building’s already home to an array of design led and creative businesses – join them here.
Who's talking about US?
“Malik recently guided USR into its fifth successful year of trading, investing £30m in acquisitions and recording a 70% rise in profit."
Property Week on the RESI tralblazers 2023, September 2023
“...like Sheffield’s Park Hill (now so popular that the National Theatre made a musical about it)”
Apollo Magazine on why demolishing post-war buildings shouldn’t be the default, September 2023
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