Wolverton is a historic Victorian railway town. Although it is part of Milton Keynes, it has retained its distinct character and charm with its Victorian terraces, picturesque streets and town square. It has an ethnically diverse population with shops and restaurants to match. 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 (under an hour on the train) and Birmingham (1.5 hours). The train station is 5 minutes from the Still Green site. Close by are allotments, the Grand Union Canal and open countryside with multiple cycle and walking paths.
Love Wolverton will regenerate the town centre, providing a mix of well- designed apartments and 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 our senior cohousing community. Still Green will be part of this regeneration, located within Wolverton Conservation Area.
There will be 29 one to three bed apartments, each with their own private outside area, and a shared ‘common house’ surrounding 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 standards of 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. The 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 was submitted for planning approval in December 2020 and construction is scheduled to start in 2021. Still Green expects to be moving into our new homes and community in 2022/2023.