MK Council is due to appoint a contractor to kick-start the city’s first major regeneration project, planned for the Lakes Estate.
The proposals include building 202 green homes, creating both new community and retail spaces. Following a competitive process, a council decision to approve which contractor will deliver the first phase of the project will be taken on 19 July.
Proposals for the Lakes Estate were given planning consent in October 2020, following extensive engagement with the local community which first began in 2017. In a ballot the following year, 93% of voters sought to demolish Serpentine Court and redevelop the estate. Wider public realm improvements are also planned.
The selected contractor will use their skills and expertise alongside council colleagues to produce a plan to best deliver the design proposals chosen by residents and produce a detailed set of proposals for the construction work starting early next year, subject to the second stage of their appointment.
The Council requires any contractors chosen as part of the project to make use of local suppliers and create local job opportunities as part of its More for MK policy.