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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Our award-winning House by Urban Splash is bringing a change of pace to the housebuilding sector

    04 February 2020
    A 2 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    We were delighted this week to receive an award from Homes England in recognition of the impact of House by Urban Splash.

    Our recent £90m deal - which saw us attract inward investment from Japan’s biggest housebuilder Sekisui House and Homes England - was awarded the Chair’s Award for Excellence by Homes England.

    The accolade was presented to the team by Chairman Simon Dudley and Housing Minister Esther McVey, who acknowledged the change of pace that the deal brings.

    Chairman Simon Dudley and Housing Minister Esther McVey announce award for House by Urban Splash

    Since the deal was signed last summer, we’ve been working with our partners to deliver more new homes created using MMC. It’s already having an impact, with new sites acquired - including at the Northstowe new town in Cambridgeshire - and new MMC homes created at places like Port Loop in Birmingham and New Islington in Manchester.

    Town House at Port Loop in Birmingham

    We’ll also soon be launching our modular homes at Wirral Waters in Merseyside, find out more here.

    About the author

    Tom Bloxham

    Chairman and Co-Founder

    Tom Bloxham MBE is chairman and founder of award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, which has received over 420 awards to date for architecture, design and business success.

    The company is responsible for development projects across the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Bristol, Plymouth, North Shields and Morecambe. In 1999 Tom was awarded an MBE for Services to Architecture and Urban Regeneration.

    Tom also upholds a number of other positions including; Chairman of Manchester International Festival, and trustee of Tate, the Manchester United Foundation and The Bloxham Charitable Trust.

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