Our cohousing community will be part of the regeneration of Wolverton town centre near Milton Keynes. After many years of trying to find a viable site for our over fifties cohousing community, TOWN has offered us the opportunity to be part of their “Love Wolverton’ regeneration scheme.
Wolverton is a historic Victorian railway town on the northern edge of Milton Keynes. The town has a strong and lively community spirit, plenty of shopping and leisure facilities and good transport connections to Central Milton Keynes, as well as London (in under an hour on the train) and Birmingham (1.5 hours). Multiple allotments sites and the Grand Union Canal are close by.
The wider scheme, under the name of Love Wolverton, located within Wolverton Conservation Area, will regenerate the town centre, providing a mix of well-designed apartments and family houses as well as new shops, cafes and other amenities to reinstate the historic high street and commercial core of Wolverton. This is going to be a great location for a senior cohousing community.
Twenty-nine 1 to 3-bed apartments, each with their own private outside area, and a shared ‘common house’ will surround a south-facing courtyard garden. We are working closely with the landscape consultant on the design for the garden and with a specialist accessibility consultant.
Our homes will be built to high sustainability and benefit from being part of a scheme-wide community-owned energy system. Our ‘common house’ will be at the heart of the community and will have a guest bedroom, shared laundry, and a south-facing kitchen, living and dining area for communal meals and events that will open out onto a large terrace.
TOWN is the developer of award-winning Marmalade Lane cohousing community in Cambridge. They have appointed two architects to design the new town centre. Designer of Marmalade Lane, Mole Architects, is working with us on the design for our community. Mikael Riches, who last year won the Stirling Prize (the UK’s top architectural award) for Goldsmith Street, are the lead architects on the wider scheme.
The scheme will go in for planning later this year and with construction scheduled to start early next year, Still Green expects to be moving into our new homes and community in 2022.
Now is a really exciting time to get involved. Please contact us for more information.