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MIPIM: a serious networking event

MIPIM 2016: Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham has explained why MIPIM is not only a “Massive International Piss-up in March”, but a serious networking event.

The developer, known for the private MIPIM parties held at his villa in Cannes, said he aimed to close one deal every year and get a couple of ideas for new schemes.

Earlier this month, Urban Splash announced it had sold all 43 units of the first phase of its modular housing development scheme hoUSe in New Islington, Greater Manchester.

The scheme uses prefabricated components, allowing buyers to customise the interiors of their home before it is built.

Bloxham said he was looking for further sites “up and down the country” to extend the scheme.


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