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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - July 2020

    09 July 2020
    A 8 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    Welcome to our July 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 launch our brand new House by Urban Splash website and configurator, where customers can design their own home using our innovative new tool. We're back working in Plymouth where you can find out more about our plans for the Civic Centre, and there's news of more new homes coming soon at Park Hill in Sheffield. At New Islington in Manchester, we’ve teamed up with designer Jennifer Newman, to offer customers at Piercy Street a new bespoke garden furniture package, and we've also created a new video to showcase Avro lofts in Manchester. Finally, we're looking for more talented colleagues to join our team, read on to find out more.

    Design your own home with our new configurator

    Our brand new House by Urban Splash design tool is here, meaning you can design your dream home online using the configurator. Buyers can explore dozens of layouts, as well as virtually experimenting with material finishes, creating different spaces and changing the position of kitchens, living areas and bedrooms. You can use it to create a Town House in Manchester, Cambridgeshire and the Wirral.

    More new homes coming to Park Hill in Sheffield

    We’re launching more new homes for sale at Park Hill in Sheffield

    25 new homes are launching for sale at Park Hill on 18 July – your next chance to buy one of our brand new duplexes in this Grade II Listed building in the centre of Sheffield. The new homes have been designed by Stirling-Prize winning architects Mikhail Riches whose designs celebrate this modern brutalist classic, with new layouts including double-width balconies. Buyers can visit the sales office by appointment from 18th July, or take a virtual tour of the new homes with our team.

    Our plans for the Civic Centre in Plymouth

    Help us transform Plymouth; we’ve done it before – we can do it again!

    We’re working with Plymouth City Council and the University of Plymouth to deliver a new vision for central Plymouth – at the heart of which is our Civic Centre. We want to transform this unloved, rundown building – which is similar to many of our Urban Splash developments of old – into a new cultural and commercial hub. Our award-winning track record on buildings like Lakeshore, Rotunda and Park Hill give us the expertise to make the plans a reality; you can get on board too.

    Town House at Piercy Street, New Islington

    A designer garden for customers at New Islington

    We’ve teamed up with designer Jennifer Newman, to offer customers at New Islington a new package on their House by Urban Splash home. Any customer reserving one of our brand new Town House homes at Piercy Street by the end of this month will receive a bespoke garden furniture package designed by Jennifer – worth more than £5,000! She’s designed a bespoke outdoor dining table and planters for the package taking inspiration from Town House.

    Learn about the history of one of Manchester’s most interesting buildings

    Did you know Avro in Manchester was once the place in which World War II fighter planes were built? And it was once the workplace of LS Lowry? The Grade II Listed building’s packed with fascinating history – and it’s all captured in a new video. Our final remaining homes are some of the biggest in Manchester and are on sale now; inside, we’re celebrating the heritage, retaining brickwork, pillars, beams and other features that make this canalside building – one of the last Victorian mills to be transformed in Manchester – so unique.

    Copper Building in Bristol

    Copper Building is complete!

    We’ve completed work on our 136-apartment Copper Building in South Bristol, a new building which sits perpendicular to the site’s original Lakeshore building (a Listed structure we restored a few years back) overlooking the lake and ten acres of gardens. Designed by Bristol architects Ferguson Mann, the new building features duplex apartments and penthouses, which are now complete. All of the homes are sold but there are now a few select properties now available on shared ownership with our partners Places for People.

    Katie and Paul at Port Loop

    Off the peg didn't work for us

    Our customer Katie Kershaw designed her dream, canalside home with House by Urban Splash last year; she and her husband Paul now live in a completely bespoke property at Port Loop in Birmingham – an island neighbourhood being created with the company’s partners Places for People. Click below to read her story, and how configuring her own home resulted in a dream property with rooms that work.

    Urban Splash head office at Timber Wharf

    Come join US!

    We’re hiring for a number of new roles right now in Sheffield, Alfreton and the Midlands. If you’re an ambitious, original thinker and natural collaborator, we want to hear from you.

    Town House at New Islington, Manchester

    Home of the month —
    15 Piercy Street, New Islington

    This three-storey Town House features an open plan living, dining and kitchen on the ground floor, plus two upper floors filled with bedrooms and bathrooms. It features all of the best bits of our Town House homes, big windows and high ceilings, plus an outside terrace, and communal gardens you’ll share with the neighbours. And it’s in New Islington, home to a Marina, park, OFSTED-Outstanding school, bars and cafes. It’s yours for £479,000.

    Workspace of the month —
    5.04 Boat Shed, Salford Quays

    Watch our brand new film about Boat Shed, a brilliant building filled with workspaces overlooking the River Irwell in Salford Quays. This 1,960 sq ft space is perfect for a growing business; you’ll benefit from a brilliantly designed workspace, great neighbours, an abundance of riverside, landscaped outdoor space, and the ground floor Lupo Caffe with all its tasty offerings. There’s onsite parking and the Metrolink stop’s right outside too.

    Urban Splash in the press

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