George Wimpey North Thames will build 280 innovatively designed and environmentally friendly homes in phase one of a major housing and retail development in central Milton Keynes. Work will start on site in early 2007. A total of 30% of the 280 apartments and townhouses will be affordable rent or shared ownership homes. Phase one also includes 200 square metres of commercial space, which may be used for a café or brasserie.
"With any product, producers have a responsibility to offer choice, great design, affordability and to address sustainability. The housing development industry has hitherto not been the best at addressing these responsibilities but George Wimpey are now paving the way with attractive, popular and forward thinking developments. The Staiths, Gateshead, The Bridge, Dartford and Campbell Park, Milton Keynes are schemes showing that great contemporary design and environmental thinking can go hand in hand."
Wayne Hemingway, Hemingway Design
"George Wimpey's scheme stood out amongst a number of very high quality bids because it combined innovative design features with the use of facilities to encourage social interaction."
Sir Bob Reid
Chairman of Milton Keynes Partnership Committee