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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - November 2019

    04 November 2019
    A 8 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    Welcome to our November 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're hosting a mortgage workshop at Port Loop, find out about how you can be a part of Birmingham's newest island community with Help to Buy and Shared Ownership options available. We've launched loads of new homes all over the country recently, from Bristol to Manchester, where our Mansion House apartments have recently landed. In our commercial portfolio, we've recently welcomed a raft of new tenants, and down at Royal William Yard in Plymouth, our Melville building has been heralded by Historic England as a 'great example' of investing in heritage. With so much going on, we're also looking for new colleagues to join our team, read on to find out more.

    Brick House at Port Loop

    With four ways to move in, living at Port Loop is plain sailing

    Fancy some canalside living? We’ve introduced four ways to move in to Port Loop in Birmingham. You can buy or rent, purchase using Help to Buy, and shared ownership’s available too – making our homes available to more people than ever before. Want to find out more? We’re hosting an event for buyers on Thursday 7 November.

    Copper Building at Lakeshore in South Bristol

    We've launched more new Urban Splash homes in Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham

    If you’re looking for a new Urban Splash home, we’ve got loads of great new houses and apartments on the market, including Brick House at Port Loop in Birmingham, where our last few Town Houses are available too. Town House and Mansion House are on sale at New Islington in Manchester, plus we’ve launched our duplex penthouses at Copper Building in Bristol.

    Mansion House in Manchester, with views over New Islington

    We're on site creating our Mansion House apartments in Manchester

    Construction is now visible at Mansion House at New Islington, where we’re well on the way to making these new homes a reality. The dual-aspect apartments are created using CLT panels from sustainable forests. The result? Unique, light filled and spacious timber clad interiors exuding warmth and character. If you fancy an apartment with a view over New Islington Marina, buy off plan now.

    Matchworks in South Liverpool

    Hello and welcome to our newest tenants

    We’ve completed deals on 20,000 sq ft of workspace this month - half of this at Matchworks in Liverpool, where we welcomed Twenty Fall, Link Electrical, We are Web Ltd, Ventus Medical Ltd, Zeit Associates and Inter Regulatory Ltd. Other lettings were secured at the transformed Beehive Mill in Ancoats, Pattern House in Stalybridge, and Boat Shed in Salford Quays.

    Our vision for Inholm at Northstowe in Cambridge

    Bringing our modern homes to Cambridge

    At Northstowe in Cambridge we’re working with Homes England to create a brand new urban neighbourhood called Inholm. This new community, designed by Proctor Matthews will feature Town House and lots of affordable homes. Our Chairman gave a talk at Cambridge University about the plans, and you can read more here.

    Melville at Royal William Yard

    Melville heralded by Historic England

    In the organisation’s latest review of buildings at risk in the UK, Historic England has hailed our renovation of the Grade I Listed Melville at Royal William Yard in Plymouth as a ‘great example’ of investing in heritage. We’re currently on site creating workspaces, leisure space, a cinema and a courtyard at the building, find out more on the link below.

    Brick House at Port Loop

    Home of the month - 31 Brick House, Port Loop, Birmingham

    Looking for a brand new home by the water? Just a short stroll from the city centre? 31 Brick House offers an open plan, free flowing layout, with high ceilings, tall windows and glass doors on the ground floor – flooding the space with light. Upstairs, the living space has a Juliet balcony with French doors. The 3-bedroom, 1,046 sq ft home is yours for £300,000 with Help to Buy and Shared Ownership available too.

    Boat Shed in Salford Quays

    Workspace of the month - Unit 5, Boat Shed, Salford Quays

    Our Boat Shed’s undergone quite a transformation; it’s the 90s remastered, a building in which we’ve taken tired commercial spaces and turned them into brilliant places to work. Unit 5 offers 5,603 sq ft in a townhouse style configuration, meaning you’ll have offices over the first, second and third floors. You’ll also get views of the river and be close to Boat Shed’s awesome amenities - landscaped gardens, table tennis tables, tasty Lupo Cafe and more. We’re hosting an open day on 7 November too and can show you around.

    Urban Splash head office at Timber Wharf

    We are growing at need great people to join our team!

    If you’ve read this far you won’t be surprised to find out that we are growing pretty fast. We need great people to join our team across a whole host of disciplines, and in locations all around the country. Take a look at our careers page to find out more.

    Urban Splash in the press

    “Lustworthy... Urban Splash’s latest offering is the modernist Copper Building, part of the Lakeshore redevelopment of Imperial Tobacco’s grade II listed former HQ in the south of the city.”
    — The Times on our Copper Building

    “The striking centrepiece of the popular Plymouth location will be filled with office, retail and leisure space.”
    — Plymouth Herald on Melville at Royal William Yard

    “a fantastic example of a business with a national presence based in the heart of the North”
    — Jake Berry MP talking about our appointment to the Northern Powerhouse partnership

    Upcoming events

    7 November

    We’re hosting a Help to Buy Mortgage Workshop at Port Loop in Birmingham. Join us to find out more about owning your own home.

    7 November

    We’re hosting an open day at the Boat Shed in Salford Quays, giving businesses the chance to look around the workspaces we’ve created.

    28 November

    Our Chairman joins the Minister of State for Housing, Esther McVey MP, and our partners Places for People to give a talk at Homes UK.

    28 November

    Our colleague Adam Willetts talks Port Loop, at this Movers and Shakers event in Birmingham.

    28 November - 1 December

    The Illuminate 2019 Light Festival – helping launch the Mayflower 400 anniversary year – takes place at Royal William Yard.

    4 December

    Our residential director Guy Ackernley will take to the stage at the Midlands Business Insider Residential conference.

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