“A focus on space instead of rooms” puts our Houses at the heart of a new NLA exhibition

New London Architecture (NLA) this week launched a new exhibition to present the findings of its research into modular housing as a solution for London – and I’m delighted to tell you that House by Urban Splash is featured as an exemplar within it.   The NLA commissioned its research earlier this year, exploring factory-made… Read More »

Creating our next Houses

The fourth House site launched for sale this weekend at Port Loop in Birmingham, meaning we’re getting stuck in at our factory creating more modular homes.   It’s an exciting project for the team here, as these are the first ever homes that’ll be lived in at Port Loop site – a new neighbourhood we’re… Read More »

Resident profiles – Rebecca & Thomas, House, New Islington

They say opposites attract, and it’s true of Rebecca and Thomas, who moved into our New Islington development. She was desperate for somewhere in the city centre; he wanted outside space.   After looking for months at apartments they resigned themselves to the idea that one of them would have to compromise, until Rebecca sent… Read More »

The moment I knew modular was the way forward

Last month, we celebrated 25 years of Urban Splash; more than two decades of transforming Brownfield sites, disused buildings and unloved areas of cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Bradford, Leeds, Saxton, Bristol, Birmingham and Plymouth into contemporary, well-designed places, in which people can live, work and play.   The early design hallmark of our schemes was… Read More »

How can manufacturers benefit from the housebuilding revolution?

The revolution currently gripping the housebuilding industry holds great promise for manufacturers, as Nick Peters reports.   Can there ever have been an industrial sector so ripe for disruption as construction? If, in the early 21st century you were asked to come up with a model for building houses, the current one is the last… Read More »

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 »