Urban Splash has been awarded the Graham Pye Award in the 2016 Housing Design Awards for plan forms that best suit family living for its House scheme in New Islington, Manchester. The design is a modular approach to family housing created by architects Shedkm and fabricated by contractor SIG.
The concept behind House is based on choice, with a focus on functional space over an old-fashioned bedroom count, giving residents the freedom to configure their home to their own needs, and it is this range of plan forms that this route offers that led the judges to give the award to House. Offsite modular construction offered speed of build, married with quality, that would also be capable of taking on board customer choice.
The House comes as a choice of a 1,000sq ft two-storey or 1,500sq ft three storey home, with the option to reconfigure layouts to suit individual owners and how they relate to the space, combined with budgetary constraints.
All the propertys at the first development have sold, and Urban Splash is planning to repeat the process in other areas.
It’s so great to see projects such as House delivering optionality that allows people to design homes according to their needs and relationships between the rooms and their home and garden. The award acknowledges this, and the sales reflect the publics enthusiasm for the project.