Developers plan to bring 600 new jobs to new distribution facilityFeb 17, 2012
The proposed centro:mk scheme has been created by a joint venture partnership between commercial developer Hampton Brook and industrial specialist Roxhill.
Milton Keynes Council has granted outline planning permission for the 230,000 sq ft plan. Its corporate head of economic development Pam Gosal said: “We welcome the real potential for job creation offered by this development. The provision of high-quality business space for future investors in Milton Keynes is a fundamental element of our Economic Development Strategy.”
Centro:mk is planned for the site in Garamonde Drive to replace Alps Electronics’ premises which was demolished last year. The council has granted outline planning consent for 20 dock level loading bays, around 20,000 sq ft of offices and car parking for 250 vehicles.
The development has been designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for best practice in sustainable design and performance.
Hampton Brook has already created the Pinnacle office development in Central Milton Keynes, new headquarters for print finishing equipment specialist Morgana Systems at Knowlhill and bespoke premises at Tilbrook for bicycle importer and distributor Trek Cycles.
Hampton Brook development director Ian Jackson said: “The creation of new jobs in the local community, which will help to rebuild Britain’s economy, is very much dependent on the availability of newly planned commercial schemes to support growth.
"Having now secured planning permission for this new project, we are able to offer a ‘shovel ready’ opportunity for companies looking to invest in the city and deliver sustainable good value buildings on budget and on time.”