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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - December 2019

    04 December 2019
    A 6 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    2019 — A year in review!

    Seasons greetings! Yes, that very merry time of year is here, and with it comes a chance to reflect on a cracking 2019!

    Working harder than the elves on Christmas Eve, our colleagues have created hundreds of new homes and workspaces across the country – not to mention lining up some exciting new neighbourhoods to work on in the decade ahead – and of course completing some pretty significant deals.

    Take a look at our video round up of 2019 below, and read on to see what's been achieved throughout the year...

    Town House at Wirral Waters

    January — Bringing new homes to Wirral Waters

    We made a joint announcement with Peel L&P that we’d be bringing our House by Urban Splash homes to a new residential quarter at East Float, Wirral Waters.

    Lister's Pods in Bradford

    February — Lister's Pods arrive in Bradford

    Our award-winning penthouses on the roof of Lister Mills in Bradford completed in February. The 30 homes received a lot of love; “Lustworthy” said The Sunday Times; “bold” said the Yorkshire Post.

    Park Hill in Sheffield

    March — We launch the Urban Splash Residential Fund

    Outside investors gained access to our branded Urban Splash rental portfolio for the first time following the launch of the Urban Splash UK Residential Fund; initial seed funding of £20m funding was swiftly secured.

    Mansion House apartments - now on sale at New Islington in Manchester

    April — Mansion House apartments come to Manchester

    Our super-sustainable Mansion House apartments are coming to New Islington in Manchester. In April, we revealed their unique timber-clad interiors for the first time.

    House by Urban Splash modular factory

    May — Creating new partnerships

    We announced a momentous £90m deal which would transform the House by Urban Splash business, bringing investment in from Homes England and Sekisui House – Japan’s biggest housebuilder.

    The vision for Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridge

    June — Introducing Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridge

    Another collaboration with Homes England made the news when it was announced that we’d be bringing more than 400 House by Urban Splash homes to Inholm, part of Northstowe new town in Cambridgeshire.

    Town House at Port Loop in Birmingham

    July — Launching our show home at Port Loop

    We threw open the doors of our Town House show home at Port Loop, in Birmingham, launched our new one-acre public park and we 'Played Out 'Til Tea' too...

    Our modular Town Houses, part of our plans for Windermere

    August — Taking our expertise to the Lake District

    Another collaboration was announced in August as we were selected by The National Trust as their partners in Windermere. House by Urban Splash is excited to be working in the National Park where we will need to draw on our 26 years of experiences to deliver something befitting of such an amazing location.

    Proposal for S1 Artspace at Park Hill

    September — Home for S1 Artspace at Park Hill

    While we work hard to deliver the next 200 homes at Park Hill for 2020, planning was granted for S1 Artspace at Park Hill in Sheffield. Plans include a 600 sq m gallery as well as studio space for 50 artists.

    Copper Building at Lakeshore in South Bristol

    October — Unveiling Copper Building in Bristol

    Our collection of new penthouses, duplexes and apartments were unveiled at Copper Building in South Bristol; offering dual aspect homes and 10 acres of residents’ gardens, just a handful of homes now remain on sale.

    Matchworks estate in Liverpool

    November — Wrapping up commercial deals

    We wrapped up more than 116,000 sq ft of new commercial deals in 2019; tenants loved our well-designed spaces, flexible terms and recent investment, which has seen lots of new amenities added across the portfolio.

    Smith's Dock in North Shields, one of our award-winning schemes

    December — An award-winning year

    We've won 19 new awards this year, taking our total to 424! Highlights included Construction News’ Residential Developer of the Year award, an award for our website, plus accolades for Port Loop, Smith’s Dock, Park Hill and Lister Mills too!

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