Stanton Williams have been selected to design a multi-purpose pavilion in a park in Milton Keynes
The 2012 Stirling Prize-winning practice, currently designing the Museum of London’s new home alongside Asif Khan, was chosen to draw up plans for the 900m² project by Central Milton Keynes Council and Campbell Park overseer The Parks Trust.
Plans for the timber structure include a community hall, which will be used for theatre, music and dance, and a cafe.
Patrick Richard, director at Stanton Williams said: ‘Sitting in a prominent part of Campbell Park, the building must make the most of its unique setting.
‘As the building will be approached from all directions there is no “back”. Our design aims draw people towards the building and offer views out to the surrounding park. We hope the new building will be a talking point for Milton Keynes and enhance the quality and function of one of Europe’s finest contemporary urban parks.’
David Foster, chief executive of The Parks Trust, said: ‘This is a very fine contemporary park and we needed architects who understood how the new building could demonstrably enhance the quality and function of the park.’
Work is expected to start on site in autumn next year (2017).
Location Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, UK
Type of project Leisure
Client CMK Town Council; The Parks Trust
Architect Stanton Williams
Landscape architect Chris Blandford Associates
Structural engineer Webb Yates Engineers
M&E consultant MK Consulting Engineers & Crawt Simpkins
Quantity surveyor CS2 Limited
Start on site date Autumn 2017
Gross internal floor area 900m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional procurement