House by Urban Splash takes final phases forward at New Islington
House by Urban Splash will complete its transformation of New Islington, having secured the final undeveloped site from Manchester City Council.
The council, Urban Splash and other partners have been working to redevelop the former Cardroom Estate into what is deemed one of the city’s best places to live. Hundreds of new homes have been created as well as workspaces, a marina, an OFSTED-outstanding primary school and a large open space in Cotton Field Park.
Now, the council has handed over the final patch of land at New Islington to Urban Splash, on which it will create 94 new homes – 34 houses and 60 apartments some of which will be available under the Help to Buy scheme.
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Urban Splash have been a major part of the Ancoats and New Islington renaissance over the last two decades. Their approach to regeneration has set a blueprint for urban renewal and has left a legacy of striking residential developments that have international renown.
“New Islington in particular should be considered a true regeneration success story, transforming a fringe area of the city centre into one of the most exciting places to live and work in the country - and the part Urban Splash has played in this transformation story cannot be underestimated.”