Hat Trick for Wolverton Park!

Mon 28 Jun 2010

Places for People has picked up its third prestigious award for its Wolverton Park development in Milton Keynes.

Following hot on the heels of being officially voted the best mixed use development in the country, winning Gold at the What House? Awards, Wolverton Park has scooped ‘Best New Large Development’ at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards. Now in their 19th year, these coveted awards continue to recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in the home building industry. 

Wolverton was the world’s first railway town – a staging post for trains traveling north from London.  The huge train sheds, once the service centre for the Royal trains, fell into decline in the 1970s.  The 10.5 acres site has now been revitalised with a mixed use development of 300 homes, small business premises, and a canalside gastropub. All in delightful countryside with the Grand Union canal running through the development.

The ingenious design includes The Royal, a row of stunning homes built within the Royal Train shed.  These are now available for rent and are perfect for busy couples or executives who need good transport links into Milton Keynes or Central London and who enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle in an unusual historic environment.

The Triangle is the name given to a group of individually designed executive homes with open space living and delightful features such as indoor balconies.

David Cowans, Chief Executive of Places for People said:  "We are thrilled to have won this award for our Wolverton Park development and to be recognised in the sector as a leading player in developing and delivering a successful mixed use community. 

“Developing a site that has such historical and emotive significance was both extremely complex and challenging. We needed to design and construct a range of homes suitable for 21st century living, but which were sympathetic to, and preserved the history and heritage of the former railway works site. 

“We are really proud of the result – a new community which will co-exist in harmony alongside shops, restaurants, green space, and employment facilities. These are principles we are replicating on large scale at sites across the country, in order to create and manage places where people want to live, work, and achieve their potential."

To find out more about Places for People’s  Wolverton Park development, please visit   www.wolvertonpark.co.uk

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