House by Urban Splash completes latest phase at New Islington
The modern housebuilder House by Urban Splash has completed the latest phase of development of New Islington in Manchester – 17 canal side, Town House homes at Piercy Street on the eastern side of the neighbourhood.
The company has also announced a new deal with Great Places Housing Group to offer more affordable homes here – taking the total affordable provision at New Islington to more than 30%.
House by Urban Splash took on the formerly rundown piece of land from Manchester City Council, for whom it was an eyesore and magnet for anti-social behaviour. The company has since solely invested in the redevelopment which took less than a year to complete, with planning permission granted in June 2019, work commencing onsite in August 2019, and the first residents moving in in August 2020.
House by Urban Splash delivery director Chris Shaw explained: “Just a year ago this patch of land was completely run down and attracted anti-social behaviour. Now, like the rest of New Islington, it has a new lease of life.
“Its transformation is in keeping with our entire vision for New Islington, which is unrecognisable from the place it was 20 years ago. This now bustling neighbourhood has joined together the Northern Quarter and East Manchester, and has given Mancunians somewhere new to live, work and play with bars, restaurants, green spaces, a Marina, a school and more.
“It’s a fine example of regeneration, and shows that any urban site can be successfully transformed with the right vision.”