Work Starts at Milton Keynes Development


Construction work on the sports pavilion at the Willow Lade development in Milton Keynes has officially started. The sports pavilion of part of Taylor Wimpey’s planning obligations for the overall site to provide the local areas with a community sports facility. It will include outdoor sports pitches, changing rooms, a small indoor sports area, and a place for the local community groups to meet.

A ground breaking event to mark the launch of the development took place and The Mayor of Milton Keynes attended it as well. The design and the planning process received engagement from the local town council, local Residents Association, and Milton Keynes Council, to ensure the building offers the very best facility for the residents of Newton Leys. The work is due to be completed by September this year.

“We are delighted to be working on this scheme. The new build will offer an excellent facility for the local community, and will act as a focal point for its users who are in need of a useful and practical space. Clegg Construction has a long history in the construction of community-based buildings, and we look forward to handing this one over later this year,” said Tim Walker, construction director of Clegg Construction, the contractor building the sports pavilion.

Taylor Wimpey will be investing over £12 million in the local community under the Section 106 agreement with Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council. The investment includes almost £1.6 million going towards a nursery and primary school and £3.3 going towards public open spaces.

“We are so pleased to be starting the construction of the Sports Pavilion in Newton Leys. The facility will be a very welcome addition to the other provisions at the development. Willow Lake not only provides residents from around Newton Leys with a great selection of homes, but it also offers ideal commutable routes into Milton Keynes,” said Colin Radford, technical director at Taylor Wimpey South Midlands.


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