Urban Splash consults on next phase of New Islington

The developer is inviting public views on its plans for further residential phases at New Islington in Manchester with a consultation taking place between 2pm and 7pm at Keepers Quay today.

The developer is planning two additional phases at the site which sits between the Rochdale and Ashton canals.

The first phase includes an additional 33 family homes and 60 apartments fronting Lockyard Lane and Keepers Quay, along with additional public spaces for community use.

The site at Lockyard Lane has already seen Urban Splash build a number of modular homes under its House brand, and subject to planning the next phase is due to start on site in early 2019.

The developer is also proposing 18 homes alongside the Ashton Canal and Stubbs Mill on a plot between the Mill and Carruthers Street. These will sit next to the Ashton Canal towpath on a vacant plot of land alongside existing houses. Stubbs Mill, also developed by Urban Splash, is now flexible office space and was fully let to sports brand Fanatics in late 2016.

Urban Splash director Nathan Cornish said: “New Islington is now firmly on the map and we’re excited that this is one of the last sites to be developed. It’s great to see our vision coming together and in some ways, these new phases are the best plots facing the Marina and Ashton canal.

“The expansion of amenities in the local area, including the Cotton Field Park, New Islington Free School, Marina and New Islington Metrolink, have all contributed to the establishment of a vibrant community in the centre of Manchester.

“Now is the right time to expand it even more, bringing more family homes to the area as well as apartments and public spaces; we look forward to hearing the feedback of local people as we reveal our plans.”

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By Anon

What is taking them so long, it takes US longer to get these modular houses done than it takes most developers to build full apartment schemes, surely that defeats the purpose? If modular housing is to be the future, US are not helping.

By York Street

@York Street There is a process called planning. The market also needs to be right and despite what most people think developers are not rolling in cash. They need investors and loans from banks. FYI US have been building Modular Housing for nearly 15 years, it’s hardly new to them.


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