Intu Milton Keynes extension approved

Published:  25 July, 2017

Secretary of State gives green light to redevelopment of intu Milton Keynes

Redevelopment plans for intu Milton Keynes have been given the green light by the Secretary of State after plans were called in in late 2015.

The scheme, which will be one of the most significant retail and leisure development projects that Central Milton Keynes has seen in over a decade, will include a new dining quarter over two levels and a five-screen boutique cinema.

The redevelopment will add a further 100,000 sq ft to the prime 430,000 sq ft shopping centre which already boasts top retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Apple, H&M, Hugo Boss, Superdry and Zara. intu’s plans encompass the space in and around Oak Court and Midsummer Boulevard which will be remodelled to provide a welcoming environment and enhanced ambience.

Outside, new landscaped areas and public space will also provide a relaxing area for local workers and families throughout the day. The Boulevard will be used for community events and entertainment, keeping intu Milton Keynes at the heart of the community.

Martin Breeden, development director of intu, said: “The scheme will build on the success of the existing centre, which already attracts 16 million visitors each year. Milton Keynes has a large and growing catchment of affluent shoppers, and our plans will make sure it punches its weight in terms of attracting the best brands and maximising its potential for people to spend their free time.”

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