Monday, 12 November 2018 at 5:30 pm – Monday, 12 November 2018 at 7:30 pm


A Lecture with Chris Shaw Associate Development Director, Urban Splash

Date: Monday 12th November 2018

Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Location: Benzie Building: BZ403

Tickets: FREE – Available on Eventbrite: 

Urban Splash have led the way in housing in cities from Manchester to Plymouth. From to Smith’s Dock.
They have restored historic structures like Royal William Naval Yard in Plymouth, Birmingham’s Fort Dunlop, Georgian churches and Victorian schools in Liverpool, vacant department stores and warehouses in Manchester, the Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe…. to 60’s concrete towers and social housing estates like The Cardroom in Manchester or Park Hill in Sheffield.

But they are also building new modular homes, each one customisable by the purchaser, built in factories to harness better quality, more flexibility, and increase speed of delivery.

This lecture will focus on Urban Splash’s ‘House’ brand, Modern Methods of construction, Production, & Placemaking

“Urban Splash, widely regarded as the UK’s most innovative developer”

The Daily Telegraph

It Will Never Work: 25 Years of Urban Splash 1993 - 2018

From 5th-17th November Manchester School of Art are hosting an exhibition exploring 25 years of Urban Splash's award-winning projects in the context they were created and against the specific challenges and opportunities of the day.

In keeping with the theme, we are exploring a different use of space in the Ground Floor Benzie Café where the exhibition will be located.

The event will be officially opened by Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester), Professor Malcolm Press, (Vice Chancellor) & Suzy Jones (Director, RIBA North).

We are holding 2 ticketed events that all students in the faculty are warmly invited to as the exhibition spans and links a number of research and teaching themes across the school.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen McCusker ·

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