Won through a design competition, Phase 1 Brooklands Square is a mixed use development for developer Places for People. The animated masonry building addresses and helps to enclose a new ‘market square’. On the ground floor the retail element of the project is contained behind a colonnaded front with two floors of apartments on the upper stories.
This is part of a phased development comprising of approximately 2500 residential units, retail, commercial and community facilities on land to the south east of Milton Keynes. Re-Format are responsible for the design of two plots (see phase 2) on either side of the square, providing 54 new residential 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and approximately 2000m2 of retail and commercial space. The scheme is on site a due to be completed in early 2019.
“Places for People worked with Re-Format on the design of Brooklands Square the mixed use heart of our 2500 home development in Milton Keynes. Their excellent design and presentation skills have resulted in a scheme that has been widely praised whilst also respecting our budget and buildability requirements. They have been enthusiastic and positive members of the team always responding to challenges promptly and with well-considered solutions.”
— Simon Elcock, Strategic Project Director,
Places for People
Housing Design Awards 2017 — Shortlisted