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        Blog by Tom Bloxham MBE

        We’re a proud partner of the Northern Powerhouse

        09 October 2019
        A 3 minute read by Tom Bloxham

        We’re a proper proud Northern business; even though we work nationally, creating new homes, workspaces and neighbourhoods across the country, our roots are firmly embedded in the North.

        We have always been passionate advocates for the role of our great cities – and their place in the economic prosperity of the UK as a whole. We’ve played our part by creating newly regenerated neighbourhoods, places which give people somewhere to live, work and play in; places like New Islington in Manchester, Wirral Waters in Merseyside, Park Hill in Sheffield and Smith’s Dock in North Shields.

        Park Hill, Sheffield

        As large-scale developments, these places have also provided continuous employment for local people; from apprentice tradespeople to senior director roles.

        New Islington, Manchester

        We’re really pleased that this work in transforming once deprived and neglected urban areas across the North of England into thriving destinations has been recognised by the Northern Powerhouse initiative and this month, we’ve become a Northern Powerhouse partner.

        Tea Factory in Liverpool

        It means we’ve joined a select network of leading businesses, civic bodies and charities from the North of England as we collectively promote the region - helping to boost the economy and investing in skills, innovation, transport and culture.

        Smith's Dock in North Shields

        We were honoured to be asked onto the programme and are grateful to Northern Powerhouse MP the Rt Hon Jake Berry who appointing us said: “As a fantastic example of a business with a national presence based in the heart of the North, I am delighted to welcome Urban Splash to the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.

        “Their work in creating thousands of homes, workspaces and green spaces across the Northern Powerhouse and beyond builds on our investment of £663.4 million from the Local Growth Fund into the wider Greater Manchester region. We’re levelling up this key Northern Powerhouse region as we prepare to leave the EU on October 31st.”

        Bringing more our of modular House by Urban Splash Town Houses to Wirral Waters in Merseyside

        I’m delighted we’re on board and look forward to Urban Splash playing an important role in the growth of the Northern region.

        About the author

        Tom Bloxham

        Chairman and Co-Founder

        The least qualified board member, Tom sold fire extinguishers door to door, studied a degree in politics, sold records then posters and ran a market stall down Affleck's Arcade.

        He made more money sub-letting the space than selling his posters. That's how it started. Following setting up a pub business, nightclub and radio station, Tom, along with Jonathan Falkingham MBE, founded Urban Splash in 1993.

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