Executives have approved the name after a company-wide competition which attracted hundreds of entries from employees around the country. Many are based in Milton Keynes already or will be moving to the city over the course of the coming year.
Network Rail marked the naming of the new building with a special behind-the-scenes tour for the two employees who suggested the winning name: Jacqui Wimbush, a team organiser at the Milton Keynes Central offices, and Diane Ritchie, a service manager in the organisation’s telecommunications team.
The Quadrant:MK opens its doors next summer. It will house around 3,000 staff by autumn next year, including those working in project management, finance, human resources, procurement and property.
Tim Coucher, Network Rail programme director for the national centre project, said: “I am confident The Quadrant:MK will be a place which inspires our people and I know it will be a fabulous place to work.
“We have managed to combine cutting-edge design with the latest in environmentally-friendly features, culminating in a light, bridge, energy-efficient building of which Network Rail and Milton Keynes can be proud.”