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      Creating a new digital hub for Milton Keynes’ innovation economy

      Saxon Court, Milton Keynes

      Size
      185,000 sq ft Grade A workspace and co-work provision + 250 Build-to-Rent apartments

      Client
      First Base

      Location
      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.

      The ink is now dry on the £13m deal to buy Saxon Court and we are working hand-in-glove with First Base to curate the right mix of tenants and bring forward a planning application for this new £190m gateway to Milton Keynes’ booming science and tech sector.

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