VIDEO | Build your very own affordable hoUSe in Manchester city centre


Want to live in the city centre but think it’s not suitable for a young family? Not enough room for activities?

Think again. Urban Splash launches hoUSe – bespoke homes in the city for house-proud, design-conscious people who need more room

The concept – called hoUSe – represents an alternative to mass house-building schemes in terms of design and delivery.

How many rooms do you need? The dwellings are traditional terraced but, thanks to an innovative design template from Urban Splash and its award-winning architect shedkm, customers can choose their layout – a 1,000 sq ft two storey hoUSe or 1,500 sq ft three storey version.

Live however you like. Customers then decide whether they choose open plan or traditional designs, loft or garden living layouts – determining whether their living space is on the ground or top floor, as well as specifying anything from one to five bedrooms.

The first hoUSes are on a waterfront site at New Islington and are 10m long and 5m wide. Grey exteriors are broken up by thick-banded black window bays that offer occupants views out over Manchester, while also allowing an abundance of sunlight to enter the rooms. With a striking modern design, featuring familiar pitch roof motifs, the hoUSe has proved incredibly popular and all 43 homes in the current phase have sold out pre-launch.

Each hoUSe is made of volumetric timber pods that are delivered to site and assembled with a minimum disruption to neighbours. The benefits of building homes in this manner is that all standards and tolerances can be monitored in a modern, factory-controlled environment, meaning the houses are warm and incredibly energy efficient, as well as flexible to plan and adapt.

What’s more, hoUSe even offers a help-to-buy scheme and starting from £255,000 means they’re good value.

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