An architectural opportunity lost

In his August article in MK Business News Chairman Theo laments the lost opportunity to burnish MK’s architecture credentials.  You can read his piece here: p04 august 2019 (click, then click PDF to open)  The aspirations of the competitors to come up with the most exciting designs seem weighed down by mediocrity, as well they might as we come to realise that a significant proportion of new universities are in any case ripe for the axe: they do not serve the interests of their students nor our economy.  If you use Dropbox, then you can use this link and if you stick with this Anglia TV clip, you will see what Theo had to say: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tk1fz24k8139rsp/MK%20UNIVERSITY%20CLIP_10mbps.mp4?dl=0.

Scrap ‘city streets’ and back to the drawing board

In his July column in MK Business News Chairman Theo takes our incompetent planners and misguided councillors to account for their anachronistic proposals for the new Eastern expansion area on the other side of the M1, totally counter to Plan:MK.  To read Theo’s piece please click here: p04 july, then click to open the PDF file.

Editor’s note:  The proposed six week public consultation on the MK East Development Framework, which Theo wrote about in this column has now been called-in by at least one councillor.  If you too would like to call this in, please send your reasons to MK Council director law and governance: sharon.bridglalsingh@milton-keynes.co.uk.