With 90 acres of green open space and six playgrounds, Brooklands in Milton Keynes is a new community rich in public space – and its bustling mixed-use centre, Brooklands Square has this week been recognised at a national awards ceremony.
Brooklands Square was commended at the annual WhatHouse? Awards, in an online ceremony hosted by TV personality Romesh Ranganathan. The awards celebrate the best residential developments across the country, with Brooklands Square receiving the Bronze Award for Best Public Realm – celebrating the vast spaces that are being created for residents here.
Francesca Tizzard, Senior Sales Manager at Places for People, the company creating the Brooklands neighbourhood, said: “Brooklands Square is a complete living experience in which we have strived to create a sustainable neighbourhood in which people can live, work and play.
“Creating ample green space is at the heart of our masterplan, ensuring that we offer spaces for adults and children alike to absorb the great outdoors – something which has definitely been embraced this year!
“There are additional benefits to the green strategy; there are places for children to safely play and places to exercise. The result is a fantastic, growing neighbourhood and I’m delighted that’s been recognised with this award.”
Places for People also received others awards on the day, including the Silver Award for Best Large Housebuilder. The company is now continuing its work at Brooklands where it has already created 1,800 homes, with an additional 800 homes still to come.