Tom Bloxham MBE, founder of award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, has taken up a visiting professor role with the renowned Manchester School of Architecture (MSA), an innovative collaboration between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
MSA has appointed the Urban Splash Chairman as a Visiting Professor of Urban Regeneration, joining recently appointed author and SOM architect Mina Hasman, alongside a roster of five other renowned industry leaders.
Bloxham will be working across the School, bringing his extensive experience at a range of scales from landscape and urban design to architecture and the reuse of buildings. This will involve delivering lectures, tutorials, seminars, and masterclasses.
Speaking of the appointment, Professor Kevin Singh, Head of Manchester School of Architecture, said: “I’m delighted that Tom Bloxham is joining us as Visiting Professor of Urban Regeneration to complement our existing team of Visiting Professors in the School. Tom needs little introduction due to the incredible success of Urban Splash both in promoting quality architecture and design but also their role in the regeneration of East Manchester and elsewhere. Tom will bring a fascinating perspective of development and regeneration to our students across a range of our programmes. We are very excited to see the contribution he will make to our already world-class School of Architecture.”
Tom, who was awarded his MBE for services to architecture and regeneration by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, added: “For the past 30 years, Urban Splash has created new homes, workspaces and communities across England, working with highly regarded architects to create new places in which people can live, work and play. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to share some of that expertise with MSA students and honoured to be joining what is an internationally revered institution.”
The appointment is the latest in a line of industry recognition for Bloxham; he was named one of City AM’s most powerful entrepreneurs list and earned a place on the Scene Power in Property List 2022. Tom has also received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Manchester, Plymouth and Oxford Brookes.
For further details about Urban Splash visit: https://www.urbansplash.co.uk