Plans Point to the future of our city

The Point CMK
The Point CMK

New plans for shops and leisure facilities in a modern, prominent building at the site of The Point are in the next stage of development.

Public consultations were held in May last year and now new designs have been drawn up aimed at regenerating the site.

The project is being undertaken by property development company, Hammerson, which will be holding further consultations at the start of June.

James Rowbotham, Hammerson development manager, said: “People are proud of Milton Keynes’ contemporary character and in order to maintain this, the city must continue to evolve and change with the times.

“Since last year’s consultation event we have been working on the updated designs and are bringing those plans forward, now that English Heritage has confirmed that the building will not be listed.”

At the last consultation event 73 per cent of people were in favour of regenerating The Point site.

The next consultation events will be held at the MacIntyre Cafe on the ground floor of The Point on June 6 between 12pm and 6pm and June 8 between 10am and 2pm.

Linda Inoki, leader of campaign group Xplain, said: “We are open-minded about it and it will be very interesting to see the proposals.

“It sets off alarm bells a little as we want it to reflect the restrained, elegant architecture of the current shopping centre. We have to treasure what we’ve got.”