These attractive New Islington homes are changing the face of Manchester for the better

Urban Splash has transformed buildings all over the city, creating eye-catching properties designed to encourage a sense of community

It’s hard to think of a property developer with as positive a reputation as Urban Splash

Founded in the early 1990s with the goal of regenerating neglected areas and turning them into attractive and desirable places to live, it’s no exaggeration to say they’ve changed the face of Manchester for the better. 

The expert team has transformed buildings all over the city and beyond, creating eye-catching properties designed to encourage a sense of community for the residents. 

We take a look at their stunning new town house properties by the Marina in New Islington. It’s a beautiful sunny day and people are sunbathing out and playing by the waterside – it feels more like a holiday away on a small Spanish island than a district of Manchester. 

Their houses have a range of different floorplan options so they can be personalised to how you want to live.

Want your kitchen on the top floor so you can cook coq au vin while looking over the city skyline? Consider it done. There’s a myriad of choices and you could spend hours choosing the perfect layout, much like a futuristic Minecraft that actually matters. 

The features are too much to list, but practically every aspect has been considered, refined and delivered. 

The multi-layered walls are solid enough to keep out more noise than a traditional brick building, while the huge windows provide natural light from front to back. 

City living can often lead to isolation but these properties are built around a community feel, with garden spaces that are both relaxing and an ideal way to socialise with your neighbours. 

The nearby flats at Mansion House are just as desirable. You can expect great views and enough square footage to make working from home a real pleasure. It’s a far cry from the pokey tower block flats of yesteryear. 

Alongside all this, both types of housing simply look great. From inside to out, you’re met with sleek design that always serves a positive purpose. 

Think stylish rather than fashionable – these homes are built to stand the test of time in both appearance and utility, and stand as a striking example of how far Manchester has come since the late 1990s. 

And there are strong ethics underpinning the Urban Splash approach to housebuilding. We’ve spoken before about their extensive charity work, and the company is well-known for providing support to surrounding communities. 

But in response to an issue that means more now than ever before, Urban Splash focus heavily on owner-occupiers to foster the long-term social benefits of living in the area, keeping foreign investors and non-committed short-term residents at bay. 

The New Islington area has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, with some of the city’s best shops, restaurants and bars popping up to take advantage of the idyllic waterside location, not to mention its location just moments away from the city centre, Ancoats and Piccadilly Train Station. 

With these new Urban Splash properties, they finally have homes as beautiful as the area itself. 


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