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    Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

    Urban Splash Newsplash - September 2018

    04 September 2018
    A 8 minute read by Tom Bloxham

    Welcome to our September 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, Bradford and Birmingham, we "come of age" with the reveal of our refreshed brand identity, as well updates from our commercial schemes in Liverpool and exciting news about the launch of our "It Will Never Work" book and exhibition in London this September.

    Rooftop pods at Lister Mills, Bradford

    New homes for Bradford, Bristol & Birmingham

    Hundreds of new Urban Splash homes will go on sale around the country over the coming weeks, including the first House by Urban Splash Town Houses at Port Loop in Birmingham, 136 new apartments at Lakeshore’s Copper Building and some pretty special rooftop pods at Lister Mills in Bradford.

    A whole new look

    We’ve “come of age” with a refreshed brand identity to mark our 25th year in business. Our new brand book gives an insight into what drives us (available to download from our Resources page), and we've also produced a short brand film that you can watch above.

    Iw will never work exhibition moves to RIBA London

    "It Will Never Work" launches at RIBA London

    The tour continues as “It Will Never Work” opens at RIBA London on Monday 16 of September with a special VIP event where we will also be launching our latest book. Following on from Transformation, It Will Never Work explores the 25 year history of Urban Splash via our award winning projects (401 and counting). Get in touch to register your interest in a copy.

    Communal space at Vanilla Factory

    New workspaces in Liverpool

    A new common room, break out space, hot desking facilities and an urban garden are just some of the new features we’ve created as part of a programme of refurbishments to work space at Vanilla Factory in Liverpool.

    Copper Building, Lakeshore

    How we've created Bristol's Copper Building

    Meet Nick Brown of Bristol based Ferguson Mann architects; Nick’s designed our brand new Copper Building at Lakeshore. Here he tells us about the unusual inspiration behind the 136 new apartments soon launching at the scheme.

    Park Hill, Sheffield

    Planning at Park Hill

    Work on the third phase of Park Hill in Sheffield will soon be underway thanks to the approval of our latest plans with student accommodation developer, Alumno. Together we’re creating a block of 70 apartments to accommodate 356 student residents. S1 artspace are also progressing plans for an bigger arts space at the scheme.

    Fab House at Smith's Dock, North Shields

    Home of the month - 28 Fab House

    Designed by George Clarke, this two-storey, three bedroomed house at Smith’s Dock can be yours for just £210,000 – with Help to Buy available too. Fab House was built in our Urban Splash Modular factory and has plenty of unique design features including exposed beams and a bespoke birch ply staircase. We’ve got a special offer on for buyers this month too: sign up now, and we’ll contribute £5000 towards your furniture or flooring!

    Matchworks, Liverpool

    Unit of the month - 10.2 Matchworks

    Unit 10.2 is part of the iconic Matchworks in South Liverpool. The 1,251 sq ft workspace is located in a redeveloped art deco building surrounded by loads of cool neighbours and a handy café. Just across the road, you’ll find the New Mersey retail park, while great motorway links and the airport are all close by. It’s yours for £11,259 pa.

    Urban Splash in the press

    Upcoming events and launches

    11 September

    Join our co-founder Jonathan Falkingham for a tour of our It Will Never Work exhibition in Birmingham.

    12 September

    Our Chairman Tom’s speaking at the Offsite conference in Manchester, taking place at the University of Salford.

    17 September

    It Will Never Work moves to RIBA in London, where we'll also be launching our new book; reserve your place below.

    25 September

    Tom is speaking in Manchester at Property Professionals' lunch.

    25 September

    Also on 25 September, Jonathan takes part in a discussion on the 'Future of Housing' at RIBA London from 6pm.

    29 September

    We’re launching the first ever House by Urban Splash Town Houses for sale at Port Loop, Birmingham.

    06 October

    Join us for the launch of 136 brand new apartments at the Copper Building at Lakeshore in Bristol.

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