Urban Splash starting to make waves in South East

Campbell Park Northside

Manchester-based regeneration company Urban Splash has taken on its first development in the South East.

It has been unveiled as part of a joint venture with Places for People and Crest Nicholson at a site in Milton Keynes.

The JV has been appointed by Milton Keynes Development Partnership as preferred developers for Campbell Park Northside, the 29.6-acre site to the north of Silbury Boulevard between Marlborough Gate and the Grand Union Canal.

It is intended that Campbell Park Northside will be a residentially led, mixed-use scheme that will frame the northern edge of Campbell Park providing a high quality, high density urban scheme comprising around 1,500 private and affordable homes, a local centre with food and beverage outlets, a hotel with associated facilities and office/employment accommodation.

Detailed proposals will be developed over the next few months in preparation for extensive stakeholder engagement and public consultation before final designs are prepared for submission with planning applications.

Urban Splash director Nathan Cornish said: “We have been truly captivated by the history of Milton Keynes and the Campbell Park Northside site ever since we became aware that MKDP was looking for a partner.

“With its boundaries to the Grand Union Canal, Campbell Park and the edge of the city centre, we think this site represents one of the most exciting development opportunities in the country – so we and Places for People are naturally thrilled to have been selected.”

MKDP’s chief executive Charles Macdonald said: “This is one of the most important sites in Milton Keynes, which will help to inspire and shape the city’s future.

“It was vital that the selection process to determine appropriate developers was even more stringent and far reaching than usual and the choice of partners was considered not only by MKDP’s board but also by local councillors.

“Our chosen partners’ expertise includes experience of delivering exciting and award-winning projects, urban design and generation and provision of high quality, affordable housing.”