Wolverton Park — 2011 Global Award for Excellence Winner

Wolverton Park

Reading room and canal

About Wolverton Park

Developer/Owner: Places for People
Architects: RPS Group
Location: Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Why Wolverton Park?

At Wolverton Park, just outside of Milton Keynes, a historic former railway works has undergone a stunning transformation into a 21st Century mixed use community. Places for People has redeveloped the 10.5 acre sit, which borders the Grand Union Canal, to provide 300 mixed-tenure homes alongside commercial space, community facilities and a 2.5 acre park. Three striking Grade II listed building form the heart of the new scheme — the Royal Train Shed, which once housed the Royal Train; the Triangle Building where locomotives and carriages were build; and a Reading Room which was an educational facility for the works’ employees. Two new buildings perfectly complement the older buildings, and provide further apartments. In total there are 87 unique home designs on the site, from one bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom townhouses. A variety of financial options were available for those wishing to live at Wolverton, and 203 homes are now occupied, as well as 67% of the commercial space. The density of the site is 28 units per acre.

Wolverton Park…

Wolverton Park

Royal Train Shed, A row of townhouses

  • Is a cherished part of local history, and it has been preserved for future generations.
  • Incorporates a high quality, innovative design that reflects the site’s character and heritage.
  • Meets ecohomes ‘very good’ standard, despite the challenges of working with listed buildings.
  • Has flexible financial options available that have helped many local people onto the property ladder.
  • Will ensure the future success of the community through long term management of the site.

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