Urban Splash confirms spate of new leisure lettings at New Islington in Manchester, bringing more amenities to the city’s waterfront neighbourhood
Award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash has announced deals on the entire ground floor of workspace at Mansion House – its waterfront building at New Islington Marina in Manchester – hot on the heels of 40,000 sq ft of deals over the summer.
Totalling 3,700 sq ft of space, all four ground floor units at Mansion House have been let to independent occupiers, who will each bring a new offering to the waterfront community. Among them is renowned food writer and author Pippy Eats, whose founder Pippa will launch a new cookery school and community event space on the Marina. Flawd Wine will launch a wine bar and bottle shop in the building, while Mezze – a Cypriot kitchen and bar offering – will launch in the adjacent space. The fourth unit has been let to beauty salon Blush who along with Mezzewill open early in 2022.
This is the latest commercial offering at New Islington, a brand new neighbourhood for Manchester which has been transformed into hundreds of new homes, a park, Marina, OFSTED-Outstanding school and independent bars and cafes. Nicky Harries is Urban Splash commercial manager and has overseen the deals; she says: “As we come to the closing chapters of our New Islington story, we are proud to bring more great businesses to the area.
“This is a neighbourhood that’s grown so much in recent years, becoming one of the city’s most vibrant places to live, work and play. These businesses will add to the mix on offer along New Islington’s Marina, opening the area up to more people.”
The deals come as Urban Splash confirms other hospitality lettings in its portfolio; last year it announced that national cinema company Everyman and the Hubbox restaurant would take space at Royal William Yard in Plymouth; the company also recently announced a deal with a new coffee house at its Boat Shed building in Salford Quays. Nicky continues: “Even against the backdrop of the pandemic, we have continued to attract new businesses into our portfolio, completing on 80,000 sq ft of deals since January alone.
“It’s testament to the calibre of our spaces and our flexible terms – something that’s quite appealing to businesses remerging after the uncertainty that the past year has brought to the hospitality sector. We like to think that we are their partners and look forward to supporting their growth through 2021 and beyond.”
For further details about Urban Splash and the company’s workspace on offer across the country visit: urbansplash.co.uk/commercial