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Stanton Williams wins planning for Milton Keynes pavilion

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Stanton Williams has won planning approval for a multi-purpose pavilion in a park in Milton Keynes

The 2012 Stirling Prize-winning practice was selected to design the 900m² project in Campbell Park by backers Central Milton Keynes Council and The Parks Trust last summer

Sitting on a ridge between the park’s existing events plateau and its amphitheatre, the curved pavilion will house a café, space for council accommodation and a community hall, which will be used for theatre, music and dance. 

It is understood the scheme will cost £4.5 million to build.

Patrick Richard, director at Stanton Williams said: ‘The new pavilion sits in a prominent part of Campbell Park, one of Europe’s finest contemporary urban parks with its New Age philosophy and modernist interpretation of traditional English landscape design.

’The pavilion follows the ridge that defines the boundary between the structured formality of Milton Keynes and the natural informality of the Buckinghamshire scenery.

The pavilion follows the 18th century tradition of the folly; ornamental buildings set in English gardens

He added: ‘In contrast to the orthogonal urban grid and buildings of the modernist town, the curved pavilion responds to the circular landforms that characterise this unique landscape. As the building is to be approached from all directions, it follows the 18th Century tradition of the folly: ornamental buildings set in English gardens.’

The construction schedule for the project is not yet known.

506 cpp concept section

506 cpp concept section

Project data

Location Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, UK
Type of project Leisure
Client The Parks Trust; Central Milton Keynes Town Council
Architect Stanton Williams
Landscape architect Chris Blandford Associates
Electrical engineer Crawt Simpkins
Structural engineer Webb Yates Engineers
M&E consultant MK Consulting Engineers and Crawt Simpkins
Quantity surveyor CS2
Start on site date Autumn 2017
Gross internal floor area 900m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional procurement
Appointed July 2016
Planning approved July 2017
Contract value Undisclosed

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Miltonkeyneseventsplateau sw stantonwilliams (002)

Source: Stanton Williams

Early pavilion model

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