Consultation starts on plans for MK Gateway as a new era begins for Saxon Court

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A public consultation on plans for the future of Saxon Court has started. This will be the first stage of a comprehensive programme, specifically aimed at listening to local residents, businesses and stakeholders.  

There will be a series of on-line events (as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic) which will be easily accessible and provide multiple opportunities for people to give their views. A local newsletter will also be circulated to neighbouring residents, with opportunities to mail feedback by freepost, if they are not online. 

The proposals for MK Gateway are being devised by mixed use developers, First Base and investors Patron Capital, who have a strong track record of city centre schemes across the country. 

Whilst the plans are at an early stage, emerging proposals include:  

  • Repurposing Saxon Court to provide commercial space, including flexible work and community spaces alongside an innovation hub and opportunities for local independent food, drink, leisure and retail businesses 
  • Developing the adjacent land to deliver new homes for Milton Keynes, including over 200 homes for rent, of which 31% will be affordable 
  • Dynamic new public realm, with publicly accessible squares and green space  

Local residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to get involved via: 

  • A dedicated project website http://www.saxoncourtmk.com 
  • residents’ newsletter being delivered to over 1,500 households surrounding the site 
  • An on-line questionnaire https://www.givemyview.com/saxoncourt 
  • ‘Virtual Village Hall’ on-line events on Tuesday 8th December (6pm-7.30pm) and Thursday 10th December (3pm-4.30pm). Email us at consult@saxoncourtmk.com with your preferred date and we will send you a link to attend the on-line event 

Marc Corbett, Project Director, First Base, said: 

“Our vision for MK Gateway is to deliver a highly sustainable community to support Milton Keynes’ post-Covid economic recovery and embracing the city’s innovative spirit. Saxon Court will be retained, refurbished and extended; supporting new jobs, and social spaces for Central Milton Keynes. We welcome the views and ideas of the local community throughout the development process.” 

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