Wolverton Park scoops worldwide design award

Fri 28 Oct 2011

The success comes after the development picked up Urban Land Institute's Excellence Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa earlier this year.

David Cowans, Places for People Chief Executive:
"What has been achieved at Wolverton Park is a credit to all those involved and something we are extremely proud of. To win the ULI's Global Award, beating fantastic international projects and putting Wolverton on the world stage, shows what can be done to create a truly inspirational place. I know this award will mean a great deal to the community and as the only British winner, will help reinforce the message that Milton Keynes is an area of innovative development."

A winning mixture of old and new
The ULI judges praised the 'wonderful blend of old and new' homes on offer at the scheme and particularly admired the 3-story homes built inside the Royal Train Shed building, noting the 'quite incredible' construction and the 'original character and superb lighting.' They were impressed with the way in which many of the building's historical features have been incorporated into the new homes.

Joseph E. Brown, 2011 ULI Global Awards for Excellence jury chair:
"The 2011 ULI Awards for Excellence recognise an exclusive set of visionary work. These projects, including Wolverton Park, adapt to existing urban environments and overcome economic challenges through creativity, demonstrating an elegant courage and grace that transcend preconceived notions and embrace the future, engage people and energize communities."

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Wolverton Park was formerly an engineering centre with facilities for working on carriages and steam locomotives. It was also the base for the Royal Train. It's 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 a train station only a few moments walk away - it's fast becoming Milton Keynes most desirable place to live.

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