The City

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54.8 million* people within a 4.5-hour HGV drive

*85% of the GB population

A strategic location that underpins the success of Magna Park.

Milton Keynes is the city of choice to service the South East and the Midlands.

The park is situated on the east side of Milton Keynes and is adjacent to the A421 dual carriageway, which provides fast access to the wider national motorway network.

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4.5 hours

Roads & Cities

Distance Time*
M1 J13 3 miles 5min
M1 J14 4 miles 10min
M25 36 miles 45min
Central London 50 miles 1hr 30m
Birmingham 71 miles 1hr 30m
Leeds 148 miles 2hr 45m
Manchester 153 miles 3hr

Airports

Distance Time*
Luton 20 miles 25min
Heathrow 49 miles 50min
Stansted 68 miles 1hr 15m
Gatwick 86 miles 1hr 35m

Ports

Distance Time*
London Gateway 78 miles 1hr 30m
Southampton 114 miles 2hr 10m
Felixstowe 110 miles 2hr 10m
*Estimated times according to Google

HGV isochrone statistics

Population by drive time [Source: CACI, 2017 estimates]

2hr drive time
19.3M

3hr drive time
36.7M

4.5hr drive time
54.8M

2hr drive time
19.3M

3hr drive time
36.7M

4.5hr drive time
54.8M

A large and growing workforce within a 30‑minute car commute.

Milton Keynes is within the
Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Arc

932,000 people live within a 30-minute car drive.

Projected to grow to 1,037,000 by 2027.
Projected population growth of 11.3% — much faster than the GB average (6.3%).
[Source: CACI, 2017 estimates and projections]

Available labour force

Some 6,300 people aged 16 to 64 are unemployed.
[Annual Population Survey, June 2016-July 2017]

An additional 8,600 people aged 16 to 64 who are economically inactive say they want a job.
[Annual Population Survey, June 2016-July 2017]

Strong relevant skills

Some 12,000 employees in Milton Keynes work in ‘warehousing and support activities for transportation’, 5.4% of all employees compared with a GB average of 1.8%.

Milton Keynes has a larger number and proportion of employees in ‘warehousing and support activities for transportation’ than other M1 corridor locations – highlighting a large pool of workers with warehouse and transport skills.
[Business Register and Employment Survey 2016]

[All labour force statistics are based on the official Milton Keynes Travel to Work Area]

Number of employees in ‘warehousing
and support activities for transportation’
[BRES 2016, Travel to Work Areas]

Proportion of employees in ‘warehousing and support activities for transportation’
[BRES 2016, Travel to Work Areas]

House building

The Milton Keynes Core Strategy housing target is to deliver an average of 1,750 homes per year across the borough. In April 2017 land was available for 21,458 homes, of which 16,699 had some form of planning consent.
[Milton Keynes Assessment of Five Year Land Supply 2017-2022, July 2017]

New house building in Milton Keynes and the wider area will support population and workforce growth.

Milton Keynes is within the Cambridge – Milton Keynes –Oxford Arc. The National Infrastructure Commission has recently concluded that current rates of house building will need to double – delivering up to one million new homes by 2050 – if the arc is to achieve its economic potential, and it recommends a range of measures and initiatives to support this. Therefore, Milton Keynes and the wider growth corridor are likely to see significant new housing development over the long term.

All the benefits of a modern city

Who's here…

Consistently at the top of benchmarking surveys

In 2015 it was awarded number one for job growth in the last decade and for startups outside London.

Second phase expansion

Work is underway on the expansion of the city amounting to over 700 hectares which will include over 10,000 new homes and over 100 hectares of employment land.

Britain’s most successful business city

Seeing thousands of businesses choosing to locate there. Attracting over 500 inward investors. The Business, Professional and Financial Services sectors that are situated in Milton Keynes employ over 35,000 people.

Over £1 billion of private investment

The investments over the last decade saw the city’s skyline transforms with new architecture. Milton Keynes attracts both UK and international businesses with many high profile success stories including Network Rail and VMware AirWatch.

Business base grew by 34%

between 2010 and 2016

Population has quadrupled

60,000 residents in 1967 grew to 261,800 in 2015 and projected to be over 300,000 by 2027.

Local Area

Things to do

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Big Rock Climbing Centre

Located a 6-minute drive from Magna Park, Big Rock Climbing Centre offers a big indoor space with multiple walls catering for various abilities of rock climbing and bouldering.

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Kingston Centre

The Kingston Centre is the leading shopping destination in Milton Keynes. Offering a combination of high street fashion stores, supermarkets, food outlets and free parking. The shopping centre is located a 6-minute drive from Magna Park Milton Keynes.

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The Stables

The Stables is a music venue situated in Wavendon, a small village on the south-east edge of Milton Keynes. Producing the first Milton Keynes International Festival, held every two years in July, the Festival is now established as one of the UK’s leading multi-artform festivals.

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Powerleague, 5-a-side

Powerleague is a football chain with outdoor 5- or 7-a-side pitches and organised league facilities. This is located a 5-minute drive from Magna Park.

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Wavendon Golf Academy

Wavendon Golf Academy offers a driving range, bar and restaurant and both a 9- and 18-hole golf course. This scenic Golf Academy is located a 6-minute drive from Magna Park.

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Snozone

Snozone is an indoor snow slope complex offering ski and snowboard lessons, group parties and kids’ programmes. Snozone is an 11-minute drive from Magna Park.

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iFly, Xscape

iFly offers an indoor skydiving experience. Providing a simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical tunnel, flyers from age 3 to 103 can experience the thrill of indoor skydiving. iFly is located an 11-minute drive from Magna Park.

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Transport

Rail
Milton Keynes Central Station is just a 15-minute drive from Magna Park and would give occupiers of Altitude access into central London in just 30 minutes.
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Road
Altitude lies just 2 miles from both junction 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway, via the A421 dual carriageway, offering ease of access both to London and the South East and to the wider motorway network.
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Bus
Magna Park Milton Keynes is serviced by the 34, 300 and 310 bus services.
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Cycle
30 minutes to Milton Keynes Central Station; 13 minutes to Woburn Sands Station; 11 minutes to Kingston Shopping Centre; 25 minutes to MK1 Shopping and Leisure Park.
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