Wolverton Park is a World-Beater

Wed 22 Jun 2011

The multi-award winning Wolverton Park development has landed the company behind it, Places for People, yet another prestigious award, this time on the world stage.

Beating off stiff competition from Italy, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the project has today won the Urban Land Institute's 2011 Award for Excellence for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions and was the only British finalist. The Awards for Excellence recognise the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design and are widely recognised around the world as the highest accolade for creative and sustainable land-use.

David Cowans, Chief Executive of Places for People, says, "We're very proud of what Places for People has done at Wolverton Park and it is a real boost when an organisation as important as the Urban Land Institute recognises the quality of what has been achieved here."

The transformation of the former industrial site into a highly sought-after residential area has already been extremely well received in the industry picking up awards from a host of different bodies including What House?, the London Evening Standard, the National Home Improvement Council and the National Railway Heritage Awards.  Wolverton Park was formerly an engineering centre with facilities for working on carriages and steam locomotives and it was also the base for the Royal Train.  Now it has been transformed into stylish and elegant modern homes to suit a variety of family sizes and needs while keeping the best of the old brick and iron industrial structures.  With a host of facilities including the train station only a few moments walk away it is fast becoming Milton Keynes most desirable place to live.

David Cowans says, "It's always great to be recognised by your peers. The ULI Award will bring Milton Keynes and Wolverton Park in particular to the attention of a lot of people in the industry both here and abroad, so it really is very exciting.  We hope our customers will be as pleased as we are that the beauty and quality of their homes has been recognised on the international stage."


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