Go-ahead for modular homes at New Islington

House by Urban Splash has secured planning approval to build 94 modular homes in what its chairman describes as the “final piece of the New Islington jigsaw”.

The developer intends to build 34 three-storey ‘town houses’ and two ‘mansion house’ apartment blocks, under its modular House brand. The blocks contain a total of 60 apartments and a commercial element at ground floor, and will face onto the New Islington marina and Cotton Field Park.

Chaired by Tom Bloxham, Urban Splash became lead developer for the area in Ancoats, Manchester, after it was identified as of the seven ‘millennium community’ development projects in 2002.

The site has since been developed in collaboration with Great Places, Grant Associates and the late architect Will Alsop, among other parties, with earlier phases including Cotton Fields park, the nine-storey Chips apartment building, and New Islington Free School.

The latest phase of town houses are 1,500 sq ft each in size and configured to customer specifications. The units are built off-site at the House by Urban Splash factory in the East Midlands and then delivered to the site.

House by Urban Splash was granted approval for the scheme under delegated powers this week.

Bloxham said: “The [New Islington] community benefits from a school, park, its very own marina, plus the popular Pollen Bakery and Cask bar. We are happy to have received planning for further House by Urban Splash town houses and Mansion House apartments, which are the final piece in the New Islington jigsaw.”

New Islington Aerial Incl New Phases Urban Splash House March 2020

The New Islington site including Mansion House in the middle

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