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    Blog by Emily Handslip

    Our brilliant tenants are adapting their businesses and doing great things

    11 May 2020
    A 4 minute read by Emily Jones

    A huge well done to tenants across the Urban Splash commercial portfolio who’ve proven themselves to be agile, innovative and – most importantly – charitable in these unprecedented times.

    We’ve heard great things from tenants in the past month, many of them finding new and innovative ways to do business, all while maintaining social distance and keeping themselves, their staff and customers safe.

    Here, we run down some of the great work they’re doing...

    Lupo at Boat Shed in Salford Quays

    Lupo Café, Boat Shed, Salford Quays

    At Boat Shed in Salford Quays, the brilliant Nico at Lupo has been offering NHS and frontline workers lots of offers and discounts; he has also been delivering fresh food to customers, helping them maintain supplies during lockdown too.

    Mills Bakery at Royal William Yard in Plymouth

    Bluestone 360, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

    Bluestone 360 is a marketing consultancy, and the first ever office occupier in our Mills Bakery building back in 2010.

    Right now, the team is helping businesses navigate unchartered territory by offering free marketing and digital reviews. The intention is to keep businesses in the eyes of their customers, helping them maintain a brand presence during lockdown.

    Mother at Tea Factory in Liverpool

    Mother Espresso, Tea Factory, Liverpool

    Normally a bustling café in Tea Factory, part of Liverpool’s Ropewalks, the team at Mother has adapted their business set up, offering takeaway options to customers.

    Little Learning Ladder, Chips, New Islington, Manchester

    Conscious of parents now juggling work and childcare, the Little Learning Ladder nursery at New Islington is posting lots of useful tips and information online. The free resources they’ve shared so far include screen time safety, apps for the development of pre-school children and an abundance of other creative ideas.

    Yin Yan in Liverpool

    Yin Yan, Tea Factory and Vanilla Factory, Liverpool

    Our friends at Yin Yan are inviting tenants to be ‘lockdown legends’, offering unlimited free yoga and pilates classes to all tenants within these two Ropewalks buildings, helping keeping everyone happy and healthy right now.

    Toddler Sense, Longlands, Stalybridge

    Helping keep parents of little ones sane, our tenants Toddler Sense at Longlands in Stalybirdge, are running online sensory classes, helping keep toddlers engaged and active during lockdown. The classes are normally run from the Wow Centre in our building - somewhere well worth a visit in the future.

    Beehive Mill in Manchester

    Just Between Friends, Beehive Mill, Manchester

    You’ll normally find this awesome coffee house in our Beehive Mill in Ancoats, but right now the team has decided to limit operations to serving takeaways from its Northern Quarter base. They’re delivering too so you can still safely get your coffee or cake fix.

    About the author

    Emily Jones

    Executive Director - Commercial

    Emily Jones never sits still and is bursting with energy! She is responsible for the leasing of all of our commercial space across the country and can often be spotted down at Royal William Yard in Plymouth, Ropewalks or Matchworks in Liverpool, Boat Shed in Manchester or at Port Loop in Birmingham just to mention a few!

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