Award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash has announced the addition of a new modular product to its expanding offsite portfolio - Mansion House.
The modular apartment concept, designed by architects
Mansion House is a medium-rise apartment block comprising six to ten apartments, which will be launched for sale at New Islington; in keeping the buildings small, Urban Splash hopes they will resurrect neighbourly living by
The homes are created using 2D modular technology by a factory in Bilbao, and come with a number of brilliant design features; dual aspect views are a perk for every occupant, while sustainably sourced cross-laminated timber provides stunning feature walls and ceilings. Used for the main structure and the finish
Mansion house is all about space. Extra high ceilings and a dual aspect flood the place with light and provide long views, making the apartments feel spacious in every direction. Add to that each apartment has a generous 8
Comparisons in Mansion size to average new build apartments are impressive too; with Mansion ceiling heights being 2.84m (compared to a 2.35m average on other new builds), and Mansion door heights of 2.4m versus 2.1m average. Average windows are much smaller too to save on glazing costs - whereas Mansion windows are huge to let in as much natural light as possible - the largest windows are 2m x 2.4m.
Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman and co-founder of Urban Splash, said: "We are delighted to introduce Mansion House as part of our ever-growing suite of modular homes.
"It is a product which once again challenges design convention and something we believe will redefine the concept of apartment living, creating a series of flexible one and two-bedroom homes which combine state-of-the-art materials and construction with a lifestyle enhancing
As with Town House,
Drawing on the parallels to the Town Houses, Tom Bloxham MBE continued: "Town House has been incredibly well-received, with sites completed, sold out and occupied in Manchester, Salford and North Shields - whilst a fourth site, Port Loop in Birmingham, is now on sale.
"There's a track record which shows that buyers have responded well to what we've created - notably the design, the choices and the future-proof structure which takes away any limitations; we've taken the best of that to create a modular apartment form, something which is a unique residential proposition."
Added Ian Killick, designer at
The first Mansion House apartments will launch for sale early in the summer, just a handful of homes available to buy in the Manchester market. Guy continued: "With so much PRS in the city, there aren't many opportunities to actually purchase in Manchester; Mansion House brings that offer back to buyers who want to establish themselves in the city in a more permanent home."
Situated adjacent to Urban Splash's Town Houses in the heart of New Islington, overlooking the Marina and opposite Cotton Field Park and the OFSTED-Outstanding New Islington Free School, Mansion House is in a prime position. Urban Splash is also the final phase of regeneration at New Islington, which - alongside neighbouring Ancoats - has undergone years of regeneration to become one of the city's most desirable districts.