Oakgrove Neighbourhood Centre

Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire

In a residential environment, the Neighbourhood Centre can provide the social glue for the development of a successful community. It provides a civic heart, a focus for activity, and opportunities for social interaction.

At Oakgrove GSA faced the challenge of integrating a large food store, together with its requirements for parking and servicing, into a residential townscape. Orienting the buildings to create a new public square gives the Neighbourhood Centre a pedestrianised public face whilst maintaining the commercially-critical relationship between the Waitrose food store and the car park.

  • High quality landscaped square for community activity, markets and events
  • Contemporary mixed use buildings with adaptable floorplates
  • 5,500 sq m of commercial floorspace including:
    • 3,500 sq m Waitrose foodstore
    • 1,000 sq m retail
    • 580 sq m of cafes and restaurants including a Costa Coffee
    • Oakgrove Community Centre

  • 271 no. shared Neighbourhood Centre parking
  • Integration with new primary school