Roundabouts, concrete cows and a manufactured football team. Don't scorn or judge but I'm from Milton Keynes and so do get a little aggrieved by the stereotypical comments.
For those who have never been, or worked in the "new town", Milton Keynes offers a hub of business opportunities. Many large distribution companies have head offices there - Amazon, Argos and Santander to name but three. With strong motorway links to the M25 and Birmingham, I've personally seen the centre grow, at least four-fold, in the last 30 years.
Residential developments is growing too. The council are making good use of brown-sites to house those wishing to commute into London.
Great to read this article this morning.
Sterling will develop an office led, mixed-use scheme – including the city’s tallest building – on a 1.5 acre site on Midsummer Boulevard. Alongside office space the development will boast a skyline restaurant, apartments for rent and ground level public realm and amenities. MKDP’s chief executive, Charles Macdonald, said: “Sterling’s track record for delivering market leading city centre developments, combined with their exciting and innovative design concepts, made them the best team to meet MK’s needs and aspirations as a regional centre.” James Howarth, Sterling Property Ventures’ managing director, said: “We are very excited to be working with MKDP to deliver a scheme which will help Milton Keynes continue to expand as a key employment location, making the most of its communication links and status as the fastest growing city in the UK.”