The first ever House by Urban Splash Mansion House apartments have arrived in Manchester, as work commences on the first of the homes at New Islington.
The new waterside, apartments overlook New Islington Marina and – as with all House by Urban Splash homes – have been created offsite using modern methods of construction. They will be assembled with the help of construction partner, Bolton-based Artez, with the first building close to the New Islington free school and the award-winning Pollen Bakery.
Designed by architect shedkm, the apartments within Mansion House boast dual-aspect views, including spectacular vistas over the Marina and New Islington’s Cotton Field Park – all of which can be enjoyed from each home’s 2m x 2.4m windows and generous 8sq m balcony. As with other House by Urban Splash homes, they crucially give customers choice, with nine flexible apartment options on offer.
Speaking of their arrival, Urban Splash residential director Guy Ackernley, said: “This is an exciting time for us, as we see our latest, innovative homes become a reality in Manchester.
“Each of our House by Urban Splash products has arrived in Manchester first – each being well received. Our first Town House homes sold out and completed within a year, and now these dual-aspect Mansion House apartments are on sale receiving a similar reception. We look forward to seeing them come to fruition and welcoming future residents early in 2021.”
Each medium-rise Mansion House apartment building will comprise ten apartments which have been envisaged to encourage social living, with shared communal spaces such as lobbies, stairwells and landings.
In contrast to the usual methodology for creating apartments using steel and concrete, these homes are being created in a sustainable way; the primary material is cross-laminated timber which will give homes a unique look – with the exposed CLT forming the main structure as well as internal walls and ceilings.
The result is long-term sustainability for Mansion House residents who will benefit from a highly rated insulation performance which will retain heat in winter and maintain a cooler temperature in the summer.
House by Urban Splash is also currently marketing for sale the latest Town House homes at New Islington, with modular properties at Piercy St on the Eastern side of the neighbourhood also now on sale.