Lions get new homes

MK Lions chief executive Vince Macaulay and Places for People facilities manager John Saunders

MK Lions chief executive Vince Macaulay and Places for People facilities manager John Saunders

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A PRIDE of Lions have moved into a new housing development in Milton Keynes.

Six members of the city’s basketball team - the MK Lions - have moved into the Triangle, part of the multi-award winning Wolverton Park, allowing both the team and the developer to gain some useful public relations opportunities.

Once home to the Royal Train and steeped in railway history, Wolverton Park blends renovated and historical grade II listed buildings with contemporary new build. The Triangle retains the workshop’s original steel girders, gables and brick arches creating a distinctive and unique design.

CEO of the MK Lions, Vince Macaulay, said: “The MK Lions are delighted with their new surroundings, to say that we really feel at home would be an understatement! The Triangle really represents modern living and the whole development fits in so well with Milton Keynes as a city.

“It has been a really successful move for the players; their demeanour at the 8:30am practice is certainly a lot brighter!”

John Saunders from scheme developer, Places for People, added: “We are extremely proud to support the MK Lions by providing team members a fantastic place to live at Wolverton Park. Such is the diversity of the development we have been able to appeal to a wide variety of tenants and buyers; from young professionals and families to older generations, and we are delighted that the players have already settled in to their new homes.

“I’m sure that living in such great surroundings will also help the team continue their successes on the court!”

Places for People won the operational excellence awards at the Milton Keynes and North Bucks Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.