Build-to-rent developer and operator Packaged Living has awarded Winvic the contract to construct and fit out 294 high quality one, two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Milton Keynes.
At a glance
- Project value: £45-£50 Million
- Client: Packaged Living
- Architect: Maber
- Engineer: Meinhardt
- Programme: 116 Weeks
- Completion: Targeted April 2022
Due to its city centre location, the site is compact and the H shaped building will extend to all four boundaries; the structure will comprise of 18 storeys, with two primary towers and a link block, and will be constructed out of concrete and poured in-situ.
A significant amount of earthworks were undertaken on site to facilitate an undercroft car park and cycle stores that will house 49 vehicles and 294 bikes. A portion of the ground floor, facing Avebury Boulevard will be created as a commercial unit. Residents will not only be able to enjoy the city centre facilities, but they will also have access to a communal areas on the ground and 11th floor, which includes a rooftop garden, several green roof terraces and link walkway at roof level.
The design ensures that the complex will be aesthetically prominent, with a classic brick façade providing a contrast to the surrounding fully glazed and panelled buildings. Winvic will be using four different brick types, including a striking green glass brick that will form feature panels to the ground floor’s exterior.
The development will take advantage of the city’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy station, located close to the site; Winvic will connect the apartments to the district heating plant, meaning the complex will use a renewable source of energy for hot water and heating.
Renewable energy source for hot water and heating
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