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 floor plates
  • 5,500 sqm / 59,000 sqft of commercial floor space including:
  • 3,500 sqm / 38,000 sqft Waitrose food store
  • 1,000 sqm / 11,000 sqft retail
  • 580 sqm / 6,000 sqft of cafes and restaurants including a Costa Coffee
  • Oakgrove Community Centre
  • 271 no shared Neighbourhood Centre parking spaces
  • Integration with new primary school