Urban Splash Newsplash - March 2019
Welcome to our March 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 some breaking news from the South of France where a number of our team have been attending MIPIM. We've just announced the latest phase at Park Hill in Sheffield, which brings the total investment in the scheme to more than £100m. There's also news about the launch of our newly formed Urban Splash Residential Fund. Read on for more details...
Breaking news - Investment in Park Hill reaches £100m
It’s been announced today that Alumno Developments has completed on its purchase of Phase 3 at Park Hill – creating 330 student apartments. The news takes investment in Park Hill to more than £100m, with Phase 1 – 260 homes – already completed and occupied, and Phase 2 – 200 new homes – now on site.
Breaking news - Urban Splash Residential Fund launched
Urban Splash Residential Fund has launched; it is one of the first branded residential portfolios in the UK and is already fully subscribed with £20m of initial seed equity secured from “friends and family (high-net-worth)” investors. The initial portfolio, which sits independent from the Urban Splash Group, comprises 123 homes, including 33 apartments at Park Hill in Sheffield, 80 apartments at Lister Mills in Bradford and 10 modular houses at Irwell Riverside in Salford. There are big ambitions to grow this fund.
Say hello to US at MIPIM
Been in MIPIM this week? While you’re hot footing it along La Croisette today, you may well bump into one of our colleagues. Tom Bloxham MBE, Jonathan Falkingham MBE, Guy Ackernley, Julian Curnuck, Nathan Cornish, Emily Handslip, Mark Latham, Bethan Owens, Adam Willetts, Simon Humphreys, Sam Lenehan, Chris Shaw and Akeel Malik are in town for the remainder of the event.
Living the high life in Bristol
We’ve released a collection of duplex, dual-aspect homes on the top floor of our Copper Building at Lakeshore. With prices from just £250,000, each home comes with a balcony, open plan living space up to 947 sq ft and one acre of private residents gardens. Oh and a lake. Book a viewing today.
One of the best places to live in Manchester
As we prepare to create the final homes at New Islington, we’ve made a brand new film, looking back on what’s been created. In the words of the Chairman “we’ve walked the walk… we’ve helped turn one of the worst spaces in Manchester into somewhere that’s celebrated as one of the best places to live”. Register now for updates on the New Islington neighbourhood.
Mansion House apartments coming to New Islington
We’ve released more details of our modular-created Mansion House apartments which will launch for sale at New Islington this summer. Created offsite in a factory in Bilbao, each home will offer dual-aspect views, sustainably sourced cross-laminated timber adorning their walls and ceilings, while a shared communal space on each floor will evoke neighbourly living. Want one? Register now.
Workspace. The Mancunian way
Manchester. A city built on hard graft, great design and a desire to make the place better. It’s the same today and this new brochure shows the great workspace available for banging Manc businesses right now – from Beehive Mill, Waulk Mill and Stubbs Mill in Ancoats and New Islington – over to our Boat Shed in booming Salford Quays. Give us a shout and we’ll show you around.
Housing Project of the Year
Irwell Riverside in Salford recently won the accolade ‘Housing project of The Year’ at the Offsite Awards. We’ve won 409 awards now for our commitment to architecture, design and regeneration - including 18 awards for House. Last week, we were also won the Property Business award at the Business Desk Business Masters Awards, and we've been shortlisted for a couple of Property Week accolades too. Wish us luck.
Be part of our journey
We’re looking for new colleagues to join our team across the country; we want original thinkers, rebels at heart, natural collaborators, people who can elevate the work we already do. Right now we want to hear from Site Managers, Development Managers and Quantity Surveyors – all live jobs which you can apply for here. Work in another property discipline? We’d still be interested to hear from you as you may well suit one of our forthcoming future roles...
Urban Splash in the press
“Each apartment has a long balcony and is dual aspect, meaning that each property will have windows on both sides and views over the New Islington Marina.”
— Manchester Evening News on Mansion House
“A new-build 600 sq m gallery is proposed along with studio space for 50 artists, educational facilities and a permanent display telling Park Hill’s story”
— Sheffield Star on Park Hill's art gallery
“A picturesque marina, swish apartments, a school, restaurants, bars and an artisan bakery with queues out the door.”
— Manchester Evening News on New Islington
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