Urban Splash Newsplash - November 2020
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've got news of all the new homes in workspaces across the country, from the regeneration schemes at Avro in Manchester, Park Hill in Sheffield and Melville at Royal William Yard in Plymouth, to our brand new House by Urban Splash homes at Inholm, Northstowe and New Islington in Manchester. There's news of some more appointments as we welcome our new Director of Architecture to House by Urban Splash, as well as more awards news and recognition for our colleagues. Read on to find out more.
Spaces packed with history, heritage and original features are on the market
Looking for a home or workspace, rich in history and packed with original features? Well, we’ve got just the thing. At Avro in Manchester, where planes were once made and LS Lowry collected the rent, our final four homes are on sale – and will complete ready for you to move into in just a few months time. In Sheffield, our homes and workspaces at the Grade II Listed Park Hill are on sale; while in Plymouth, we’re creating workspace in the Grade I Listed Melville.
Check out our brand new House by Urban Splash homes
Looking for something brand new? With great design, in a great neighbourhood? We’re onsite with even more of our award-winning House by Urban Splash homes, including Town House and Mansion House at New Islington in Manchester, canalside Town House homes at Port Loop in Birmingham, and customisable homes at Inholm, Northstowe in Cambridgeshire. In January we’ll be launching them at East Float on the Wirral too.
Welcoming our new Director of Architecture
Tom Jarman has joined us as Director of Architecture, helping our customers “Live Well by Design” in great new neighbourhoods, and helping us expand our portfolio of our customisable homes using modern methods of construction. Tom, who’s received a Stirling Prize nomination for his work, joins us from FCBStudios and says he’s “really delighted to be joining a business that is tangibly pioneering a new approach to housebuilding in the UK.”
We’re 90% let at Matchworks — final workspaces are now available
We’ve welcomed more new businesses to our Matchworks estate in South Liverpool, completing deals on 19,000 sq ft of office, studio and light industrial space in the past few months. The deals mean that the estate is now 90% let, with just a few spaces available — including lovely workspaces like these.
More awards and our trailblazing colleagues
Our House by Urban Splash colleagues Claire Kober and Sam Lenehan earned places on the RESI Trailblazer 2020 list which was unveiled last week; meanwhile our efforts in creating Birmingham’s newest neighbourhood at Port Loop were recognised as Insider's Placemaking Project of the year and we won the Estates Gazette Award for Regional Deal for our partnership with Sekisui House and Homes England.
Home of the month —
35 Inholm, Northstowe, Cambridge
This three storey Town House in our new neighbourhood of Inholm in Cambridgeshire, offers 139 sq m of space – all of which can be designed by you! Create your own layout; do you want two bedrooms? Or five? Garden living (kitchen on the ground floor) or loft living (kitchen on the top floor)? The choice is yours.
Workspace of the month —
Pavilion 1, Matchworks
Pavilion 1 is a workspace at the heart of the Matchworks estate in South Liverpool. Offering 8,803 sq ft (818 sq m) it’s perfect for those looking for a new base in a great location. Our estate’s packed with great businesses, with a vibe that transcends the 9 to 5 giving tenants additional amenities such as the Climbing Hangar – a climbing facility and coffee house which opened over the summer – and the 247 gym. There’s loads of lovely outdoor space too.
Who's talking about US?
“It’s the little touches that really make it for us… not only does it keep the history alive it’s totally unique and a focal point in our home. We’re so excited to make ourselves at home.”
Avro resident Lauren on her new home, October 2020
“...a blueprint for urban renewal which has left a legacy of striking residential developments that have international renown.”
Manchester City Council on New Islington, June 2020
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