June 20, 2018

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Milton Keynes Development Partnership appoints team for Campbell Park Northside project

Milton Keynes

Manchester-headquartered Urban Splash is to launch its first Milton Keynes venture.

The Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) has appointed Crest Nicholson and a joint venture between Urban Splash and Places for People as preferred developers for Campbell Park Northside; a 29.6-acre site to the north of Silbury Boulevard.

The project will comprise a residentially-led, mixed-use scheme comprising about 1,500 private and affordable homes, a local centre with food and beverage outlets, a hotel and office/employment accommodation.

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 have 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.”

Scott Black, managing director of Crest Nicholson Regeneration, called the project “exciting” while Mary Parsons, group director of Places for People, believes the scheme is the “next exciting chapter in the city’s history”.

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