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Shedkm team on Urban Splash’s winning Milton Keynes bid

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Shedkm, Metropolitan Workshop and Glenn Howells Architects have been confirmed as the architects on Urban Splash’s victorious bid for its first job in Milton Keynes

Last month the Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) chose Urban Splash with Places for People together with Crest Nicholson as preferred developers for Campbell Park Northside, a 12ha site to the north of Silbury Boulevard.

Crest Nicholson had submitted its bid with Gardner Stewart Architects. However, it is not yet known exactly which architects will now be asked to take forward the project, which will be split between the two development teams.

The scheme will include about 1,500 private and affordable homes plus a ‘local centre’ with restaurants, a hotel and offices.

Detailed proposals will be developed over the next few months in preparation for extensive stakeholder engagement and public consultations.

MKDP chief executive Charles Macdonald said: ’This is one of the most important sites in Milton Keynes, which will help to inspire and shape the city’s future.

‘It was vital that the selection process to determine appropriate developers was even more stringent and far-reaching than usual and the choice of partners was considered not only by MKDP’s board but also by local councillors. Our chosen partners’ expertise includes experience of delivering exciting and award-winning projects, urban design and generation and provision of high-quality, affordable housing.’

Urban Splash director Nathan Cornish added: ’We’ve been truly captivated by the history of Milton Keynes and the Campbell Park Northside site ever since we became aware that MKDP was looking for a partner.

‘With its boundaries to the Grand Union Canal, Campbell Park and the edge of the city centre, we think this site represents one of the most exciting development opportunities in the country, so we and Places for People are naturally thrilled to have been selected.’

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