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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

    Tom Bloxham MBE is chairman and founder of award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, which has received over 420 awards to date for architecture, design and business success.

    The company is responsible for development projects across the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Bristol, Plymouth, North Shields and Morecambe. In 1999 Tom was awarded an MBE for Services to Architecture and Urban Regeneration.

    Tom also upholds a number of other positions including; Chairman of Manchester International Festival, and trustee of Tate, the Manchester United Foundation and The Bloxham Charitable Trust.

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