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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - August 2021

    04 August 2021
    A 7 minute read by Tom Bloxham

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

    This month we've got a first look at the progress of the Peninsula at Inholm, Northstowe, where our latest House by Urban Splash Town House homes are now in place. There's information on our newest homes at Stubbs Mews at New Islington in Manchester, where we're bring 18 more of our award-winning homes to the neighbourhood. We hear from our Commercial team, where we've completed on another 40,000 sq ft of space during Q2, as well creating a brand new CGI of the latest commercial space at Park Hill in Sheffield. There's also news of more new Row House homes coming to Port Loop in Birmingham, as well as a chance to win one of four House by Urban Splash gift boxes. Read on to find out more.

    The Peninsula at Inholm, Northstowe, image credit Skytech Cambridge -

    Inholm, Northstowe — the big picture

    This is the Peninsula at Inholm, Northstowe, where the first of our brilliantly designed House by Urban Splash homes are now in place, overlooking the waterpark and Cambridgeshire countryside. Our first residents, who’ll enjoy new parks and green spaces, an outdoor gym, high-speed broadband, a private bike store and parking, will soon be moving in. Want to join them?

    Town House at Stubbs Mews, New Islington, Manchester

    Our newest waterside homes at New Islington in Manchester

    We’re creating more new homes at New Islington in Manchester – a major regeneration project that’s transformed a disused part of the city into a vibrant new place to live, work and play. These 18 homes will be located at Stubbs Mews, at the North Eastern end of the neighbourhood, with elevated terraces directly overlooking the Ashton Canal. The homes will be ready to move into this autumn.

    Mansion House apartments at New Islington

    And you can rent at New Islington too

    Our House by Urban Splash communities are places in which everyone can live – including customers who want to rent. Find out about the three-story Town House homes now available at New Islington Marina, or our super-sustainable Mansion House apartments with dual-aspect views. These architect-designed, pet-friendly homes can be furnished or unfurnished, and residents will also get to use the Ark community app to access offers from local businesses too.

    Matchworks in Liverpool

    Creating great places to work and play

    Our commercial team has brought more great businesses into Urban Splash neighbourhoods and across our portfolio this month, completing deals on 40,000 sq ft of space. More than 5,000 sq ft has been let at Beehive Mill in Ancoats in Manchester, right by our New Islington community, and 8,000 sq ft of deals at the Matchworks in South Liverpool.

    Row House homes coming soon to Port Loop in Birmingham

    Our Row House homes are coming to Port Loop in Birmingham

    Hot on the heels of the launch of our House by Urban Splash Row House mews homes at Wirral Waters in Merseyside, is the news that they’re now coming to Birmingham. They’ll feature in the latest phase at Port Loop, Birmingham’s island neighbourhood where we’ve already completed and sold out 100 homes and opened a new public park; we’ve won another award for the community this week too!

    Brand new commercial space coming soon to Park Hill in Sheffield

    A look to the future of Park Hill

    This image shows what our newest commercial space will look like at Park Hill in Sheffield. The space will be located in the newest wing of the building, along with 195 homes designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Mikhail Riches – 170 of which are already sold – as well as ground floor work and leisure spaces which have been pre-let to a range of retail, leisure and creative businesses.

    House by Urban Splash moving-in gift box

    Win with US!

    We’ve collaborated with our friends at Social Supermarket to give our lovely Newsplash readers a great free gift. Just click here to follow our House by Urban Splash Instagram account, then follow the instructions to become one of four lucky winners – each of whom will receive a gift box filled with ethically sourced Social Supermarket goodies. Click here for the competition details.

    Town House at Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridge

    Home of the month —
    2 Lockhart Way, Inholm, Northstowe

    We’ve delivered more of our House by Urban Splash Town House homes to our Inholm neighbourhood in Cambridgeshire this month. 2 Lockhart Way is among the first homes here and offers four bedrooms and spacious living areas over three floors, overlooking the waterpark and close to the new schools. This energy efficient home features huge windows and patio doors, high ceilings, a pitched roof, and a first-floor balcony.

    Communal gardens at Boat Shed in Salford Quays

    Workspace of the month —
    3.08 Boat Shed, Salford Quays

    There’s lots happening at Boat Shed, our riverside building in salford quays. Our new host Lindsay is in now working with customers at the building, and new coffee shop DEX is opening this month. New occupiers will benefit from hosting al fresco meetings by the river in our luscious, landscaped gardens, as well as bike racks, showers, parking and more. Unit 3.08 offers 292 sq ft of space and is available right now.

    Who's talking about US?

    We'd never seen anything like it before and we both knew it was somewhere that we'd love to call home
    Our Port Loop residents Adam and Dan talk to This is Money about life in their House by Urban Splash home.

    East Float and the wider Wirral Waters project represent strategic regeneration at its best
    Place North West feature on our recent backing from Lloyds Bank

    Customers will also be able to tour the new sales pavilion – an iconic structure featuring immersive brand experiences, including screens on which customers can explore various layouts of the homes.
    The Business Desk cover the launch of our new homes at East Float, Wirral Waters

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