Urban Splash Newsplash - May 2020
Welcome to our May edition of Newsplash - a monthly round-up of all things Urban Splash, featuring new homes, scheme launches, commercial news and much more.
As a nationwide lockdown continues, this month’s Newsplash is dedicated to the great, green spaces you’ll find around all of our Urban Splash neighbourhoods. We've got some brand new images of the communal gardens coming soon to Avro in Manchester, where the last remaining loft apartments are now on sale. There's news on some more modular homes coming to New Islington in Manchester, with Cotton Field Park right next door. We also take a look at some of the open spaces at Port Loop in Birmingham and the communal areas that our commercial tenants can make use of at Boat Shed in Salford Quays.
Introducing the new communal gardens at Avro, Manchester
One of the city’s last undeveloped Victorian mills, Avro will be home to 30 of Manchester’s biggest loft apartments and one town house overlooking the Rochdale canal. The new residents’ garden has been designed by landscape architects Re-form and features trees, shrubs, hedges and ornamental grasses, hard landscaping and bespoke seating areas. The last few of these truly special homes are on sale now.
Town House at New Islington in Manchester
Across the road from Avro, we’ve recently launched Town House at Piercy St and the Marina in New Islington. As well as providing each home with its own private terrace, we’ve also created much bigger communal gardens for residents to enjoy getting closer to nature alongside the canal. And that’s in addition to New Islington’s existing Cotton Field Park and Marina.
Scandi-inspired spaces for families at Port Loop in Birmingham
In this new blog, we hear from Port Loop architects Glenn Howells Architects, talking about the homes and green spaces they've designed for Brick House, now on sale at the development in Birmingham.
The great green escape at work
Green space is equally important in and around our commercial buildings. At Boat Shed in Salford Quays we’ve landscaped riverside outdoor areas to give workers a tranquil space to spend time; the building’s Lupo Caffe is adjacent to the gardens too so you can have a fantastic Italian coffee al fresco.
Designed by US, coloured by you
Now, you know we encourage customisation – our House by Urban Splash homes are created to buyer specifications – but this month we’ve gone even further, letting you all put your own stamp on an array of Urban Splash buildings. As we spend more time indoors, we’ve developed a series of colouring sheets for you to download here, meaning you can create your own Park Hill, Port Loop, Chimney Pot Park and more.
Home of the month —
90 Norwich, Park Hill, Sheffield
With lots of lovely of green space, Park Hill in Sheffield is a great place for those who want a bit of the suburban in the urban. Brand new homes in phase 2 – all of them designed by Stirling Prize winners Mikhail Riches – are on sale now, including this duplex, dual-aspect, two-bedroom home which is yours for £175,000. Call us to take a virtual tour of the home.
Workspace of the month —
F13 Melville, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Melville is the striking centrepiece of Royal William Yard in Plymouth, with its iconic clock tower and breath-taking views across the marina. It is one of the last remaining buildings to be completed on this historic site, now an award-winning waterside destination and community in the heart of Plymouth. This 4,789 sq ft workspace is perfectly sized for a medium to large business, or as a regional HQ. It’s yours for £71,835 per annum.
Urban Splash in the press
“Take a look around this gorgeous Scandi-inspired home that you can now view virtually.”
— Ideal Home on Mansion House, April 2020
“New brewery opens behind closed doors at Royal William Yard in Plymouth...the small business felt it fitting to create its first beer in honour of those working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.”
— Plymouth Herald, April 2020
“Househunting technology on the rise”
— What House, April 2020
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