Planning success in Milton Keynes
Quatro is delighted to have helped First Base and Patron Capital to win planning permission from Milton Keynes Council for the £180 million redevelopment of Saxon Court for a mixed-use development comprising a 33-storey residential building comprising 288 apartments, new workspace, new retail units and publicly accessible open space. The development will see the retention, refurbishment and extension of the original Saxon Court building, which will save over 3,750 tonnes of Co2.
The 2.35-acre MK Gateway site will create over 2,000 new jobs, deliver over £300m in social value over the next 20 years, and provide opportunities for independent food, drink, and retail outlets, including workshop space for local SMEs.
The development is set to be the first in Central Milton Keynes to comply with the Council’s affordable housing policy, with 31% of homes available for discounted market rent.
The plans include a focus on sustainable mobility, which will see the integration of all-electric energy solutions within the development, infrastructure to support electric bikes and charging points for electric vehicles and, as the site links directly onto the Redways, a dedicated independent Cycle Hub will be created.
Quatro helped to organise First Base’s and Patron Capital’s extensive public consultation with residents, businesses, community representatives and stakeholders. Over 6,000 responses were received over the consultation process.
7 December 2021 | Fraser Macdonald