Milton Keynes is leading the way to recovery

Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes

MILTON Keynes has once again been named as one of the top places to live and work by information company Experian.

Last month, Experian announced that MK was leading the way in the UK’s economic recovery, while their follow-up report for the Estates Gazette revealed it is the number one hotspot for property growth outside of London.

For office property growth Milton Keynes was ranked fifth in the country and second outside of London, and the ‘Real Estate Viability Index’ put the town in the top five in the UK, just behind London, Edinburgh and Leeds.

Councillor David Hopkins, Cabinet member responsible for the local economy, said: “It’s very pleasing to see that the Milton Keynes momentum continues, and our economic strength and success, willingness to learn, change, take chances and our die-hard, ‘can do’ legend is almost becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

“Now our shops and offices have been shown to be up there with the very best in the country. What next for us? I would say the sky’s the limit.”

Experian spokesman Bruno Rost said: “Our analysis puts Milton Keynes up there as the top growth borough with great prospects for the future.

“Leading retail brands have gravitated to the town where there are good opportunities for investment in both retail and business.

“Milton Keynes performs highly because its large working population has the skills and knowledge-base to support a broad and prosperous spread of businesses. This all adds up to continued employment growth and a strong economy for Milton Keynes in the coming years.”