Splash unveils JV as Longlands tops out

Developer Urban Splash hosted a topping out ceremony on Friday to mark the highest point of construction at Pattern House, the second building at its Longlands scheme in the centre of Stalybridge, Tameside.

The residential development was designed by architects Space Craft and received £4.9m from the Homes & Communities Agency. It follows the restoration of Longlands Mill two years ago.

Longlands CGIThere are 103 apartments in total across the two phases. The apartments at Pattern House will be released for sale in spring and will start at £99,500 or £50,000 for a 50% shared ownership model. The site is between the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Tame in the centre of Stalybridge.

Meanwhile, Urban Splash has announced a new joint venture partnership and an intention to create more as it seeks to unlock further developments across its nationwide portfolio.

The Manchester and Liverpool-based developer has teamed up with privately owned investor William Pears Group for the £70m New Cooperage restoration at Royal William Yard in Plymouth and to bid for to develop the £500m Olympic Village site in London.

Speaking in the company's latest newsletter, Tom Bloxham said: "These are the first of what we hope will be many opportunities to collaborate with others on either some of our existing developments or new prospects."

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