This Build to Rent project comprises 240 new homes and a 44-room apart hotel in the centre of Milton Keynes.
The landscape design focuses on providing attractive residents’ amenity spaces, creating a legible entrance to the development, and softening the ‘grid’ of Milton Keynes through the provision of trees, hedgerows and planting.
The public entrance square plays on the theme of ‘disrupting the grid’ and ties into the existing garden city design principles of Milton Keynes. This multi-functional space aims to a cater for a variety of uses and users with café breakout spaces, flexible seating and a central lawn with a series of planted areas that provide a rich and verdant setting for the built form. Along the roadside, retained trees and porte cochére structures reinforce the wider pedestrian circulation and improve the legibility of the entrance.
In line with the Build to Rent model, residents will benefit from a range of private internal and external amenity spaces. A sheltered podium garden includes children’s play space, flexible seating areas, open lawns and intimate garden spaces with an interactive water feature. This landscaped courtyard will provide a seamless visual connection through to the internal amenity spaces and beyond to the public realm.
At 11th and 14th floors, rooftop spaces provide low maintenance south-facing terraces with composite timber decking, outside seating, BBQ areas, pots and planters, and expansive views overlooking Milton Keynes.