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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - October 2018

    03 October 2018
    A 8 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    Welcome to our October 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 updates on new homes in Bristol and Birmingham as well as our rooftop Pods at Lister Mills in Bradford. We release our new book "It Will Never Work", and take a look around our US Modular factory where we're busy creating Town House for our new neighbourhood at Port Loop in Birmingham.

    CGI of apartments at Copper Building in Bristol

    New homes launching in Bristol from £150,000

    This Saturday, 6 October, we’re launching our brand new homes at Copper Building in Bristol. Prices start at just £150,000, with one and two bedroom apartments and dual-aspect penthouses on offer. There’s a lake and a whole 10 acres of private gardens for you to enjoy too. Download our brochure to find out more.

    Masterplan for Port Loop, Birmingham

    Introducing Port Loop - Birmingham's newest community

    Working with our partners Places for People, we’ve unveiled the full masterplan for Port Loop in Birmingham, revealing our vision for this brand new, waterfront community. The first 40 Town Houses are now on sale, find out more.

    Roof pods at Lister Mills in Bradford

    Lister Mills roof pods with the best views in Bradford

    We’re launching 30 penthouses for rent at Velvet Mill in Bradford. The striking homes sit seven storeys high on the roof of the Grade II Listed building; there are one and two bedrooms on offer, all boasting floor to ceiling glazing and balconies from which you can enjoy the spectacular views. Register now for your chance to live in one of these pods.

    "It Will Never Work" by Urban Splash

    Win a copy of our book "It Will Never Work"

    “It Will Never Work” is our brand new Urban Splash book and chronicles 25 years of development in the UK against a social, economic and political narrative. You can buy the book from Amazon here for £30, but we’re also giving away a free copy to five lucky Newsplash readers; just share our page on Twitter and tag us in.

    Town House under construction at our US Modular factory

    A look around our factory

    Steve Wightman runs Urban Splash Modular; he and his team are creating the next phase of modular Houses in our East Midlands factory. This time it's a mix of two and three-storey Town Houses for customers at Port Loop in Birmingham. Read his blog about the factory operations here.

    Copper Building, Bristol

    Home of the month - 425 Copper Building, Bristol

    This one bedroom apartment’s in our brand new Copper Building in South Bristol and it’ll be ready for you to move into next year. You’ll get floor to ceiling windows and a balcony overlooking 10 (yes TEN) acres of gardens with allotments, orchards and a private lake. It’s yours for £150,000.

    Communal space at Vanilla Factory, Liverpool

    Unit of the month - 206 Vanilla Factory

    Check out this 385 sq ft of workspace at Vanilla Factory in the Ropewalks district of central Liverpool – perfect for any growing business. The building’s just been refurbished too, which means you get brand new communal facilities and an urban garden. It’s yours for just £449 pcm.

    Town House at New Islington, Manchester

    Coming soon - more Town Houses at New Islington

    Our first Town Houses at New Islington sold out within a year when we launched them in 2016, with properties already increasing in value by 40%. Now we’ve got another phase of Town Houses coming to the area; fronting the Ashton Canal they’ll be available in 2019. Register now to be the first to hear about them.

    Urban Splash in the press

    Upcoming events & launches

    6 October

    Join us for the launch of our brand new lakeside apartments at the Copper Building in Bristol.

    11 October

    Our Chairman Tom’s speaking at the IoD North West Enterprising Women Conference 2018.


    At Port Loop, we'll be running regular trips around our island loop every Saturday from 10-11am so be sure to get on board!


    Our "It Will Never Work" exhibition moves to Manchester from 5 — 19 November, and then onto Park Hill in Sheffield from 21 November.

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