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New future for Port Loop as developers start on site to create brand new neighbourhood for Birmingham

Work has begun today on Birmingham’s most exciting new development – the transformation of Port Loop.   The urban island, encircled by the Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line, is one of the UK’s most significant brownfield regeneration schemes.   The area will be transformed into a new family-focused waterside… Read More »

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Outlook on offsite

Outlook on offsite

Urban Splash launched its House concept in 2016, having entered into a “maiden” modular construction venture 12 years ago.   House is a customisable collection of two or three storey townhouses, now on three sites around the country. These include 70 fully sold houses at the developer’s Irwell Riverside scheme.   Read more

Return of the prefab: Could ‘flat-pack’ homes solve Manchester’s housing crisis?

Urban Splash, the Castlefield company which rose to national prominence by regenerating decaying mills, has just bought a modular construction business and attracted TV architect George Clarke, of C4’s ‘Amazing Spaces’ fame, and Noel McKee, the entrepeneur behind WeBuyAnyCar.com, as investors.   “They come on a low loader and get assembled in a single day,”… Read More »

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A new way of living

A new way of living

With a mantra of ‘space not rooms’ and a glowing reputation for delivering a new lease of life to empty mills and warehouses, Urban Splash has long held a belief that offsite construction can deliver huge value in creating a new breed of living spaces across the UK   Award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash grabbed… Read More »

Looking for your first home in North Shields? Head to Smith’s Dock on Saturday 9th June as joint venture developers Places for People and Urban Splash host a special event for buyers looking to get on the ladder

Looking for your first home in North Shields? Head to Smith’s Dock on Saturday 9th June as joint venture developers Places for People and Urban Splash host a special event for buyers looking to get on the ladder – with properties available including Smokehouses apartments from just £125,000 as well as 10 George Clarke-designed Fab… Read More »

The UK has a long way to go to become a leader in modular construction

Modular construction has great potential as a major UK export, according to the government’s recent industrial strategy, but the truth is there is some way to go.   Another of my favourites is Urban Splash and shedkm’s modular housing offering, which exemplifies the flexibility and personalisation that offsite construction can bring to the market.  … Read More »

Home delivery: box fresh houses from factory to site in three easy steps

A leading UK property development group has told a Dublin conference how their booming modular portfolio has been a “game changer” for the country’s housing shortage.   Speaking at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Proptech and Smart Construction Conference last week, Urban Splash senior development manager Adam Willetts said off-site technology has allowed the… Read More »