Six new business units have been launched at an award-winning housing development.
One of the units at Wolverton Park has been taken up by Martin Wakeley and his Buskers Music and Coffee Shop.
The shop on the development run by Places for People uses local suppliers and has a music theme.
Mr Wakeley said: “This is a great location for the business as it’s a lovely area and we have access to a built in market of young professionals.” He added that trade in the opening weeks has been fantastic and said the business agreement with Places for People feels more like a partnership.
The Wolverton Park development has 300 homes on a 105 acre site that runs along the Grand Union Canal. It was a former railway works that housed the Royal Train and built both locomotives and carriages for the UK’s railways. Wolverton Park consists of maisonettes, townhouses, mews houses and apartments and the development is home to more than 500 people.
The commercial units at the development are 1,000 sq-ft to 10,000 sq-ft in size.
Tom Mahood, national sales and marketing manager for Places for People said: “Wolverton Park has a thriving community and we are keen to have more businesses on the site that reflects the needs of the residents on the development and serves them in the best possible way.”
The Places for People group builds and manage homes, provides job and training opportunities, runs affordable childcare centres, supports new and existing businesses, offers financial products such as mortgages and loans, and specialist care and support services that enable people to live independently in their own home.
The Wolverton Park development was named as one of the top five developments in the world at a ceremony in Los Angeles. It was the only European winner alongside four other developments in America and Singapore.