Creating a new digital hub for Milton Keynes’ innovation economy
185,000 sq ft Grade A workspace and co-work provision + 250 Build-to-Rent apartments
Saxon Court, Central Milton Keynes
Mixed-use development evangelists First Base really get the knowledge economy. They know that cities like Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes are powered by the collaboration of the people living and working there and their shared quest for knowledge and discovery.
Milton Keynes was high on First Base’s city hit list. With a new digital skills university, MK:U, on the way and banking giant Santander’s £150m HQ under construction, they had their eye on a nearby site.
We helped First Base get under the skin of the digital city before they embarked on their bid for the Saxon Court site. Our advice on the type of tech occupiers they would attract fed into their architect’s masterplan and shaped their vision of a key hub for the city’s digital economy.
Just as importantly, we crunched the numbers. Our insight into MK office rents and residential values, plus our detailed market comparisons, forecasts and viability assessments, helped form the backbone of First Base’s successful bid for the site.