A brand-new show home has opened in Manchester – and it’s doing good things for charity
The modern housebuilder House by Urban Splash has unveiled a brand-new show house at New Islington in Manchester, with interiors that have been created for social good.
The three storey Town House features artworks that benefit charities; the ground floor space features prints by The Make Bank – a charity run by Liverpool based art and print studio Tom Pigeon. Proceeds from the prints will help tackle creative poverty in North West schools by providing materials, support and inspiration for pupils who want to follow creative careers.
Prints on the first floor are from Leeds-based In Good Company. The team’s Posters for the People campaign was present across the city during 2020, with colourful artworks that helped raised funds for the Frontline 19 Charity – a free and confidential psychological support service for all people working in the NHS and frontline services in the UK.
Further support for the NHS comes from House by Urban Splash’s use of Lick Paint’s NHS Blue, the proceeds from which will be donated to NHS charities. House by Urban Splash has also announced a partnership with Social Supermarket, whose ethically sourced produce is also featured around the show home.
House by Urban Splash interior designer Rachel Thomas explained: “This has been a great project to work on, allowing us to fuse our passion for social good – and great design.
“We worked hard here to find ways in which to support great causes, especially those which help people impacted by the past year. We have managed to source items that not only look great but give something back too. The result is a standout show home, and a space which gives potential customers a flavour of what life is like in our conscious, brilliantly-designed House by Urban Splash communities.”