Shopping Centre

MK1 marks anniversary

Published:  29 November, 2013

The Crown Estate celebrates three million visitors to MK1 in first year

The Crown Estate-owned MK1 shopping park in Milton Keynes has celebrated a hugely successful first year with news that almost 3 million shoppers have visited the park.

The 117,899-sq ft development looks set to break new ground by being the first shopping park in the UK to receive the BREEAM “Excellent” sustainability rating, making it one of the UK’s greenest retail destinations. It has seven units let by H&M, Marks & Spencer, Outfit, BHS, River Island, Primark, New Look and Next.

The Crown Estate has invested a further £32m to purchase the DW Sports Fitness unit and fund the development of a new leisure park with an IMAX cinema and seven restaurants.

Hannah Milne, The Crown Estate’s regional portfolio manager, said: “The park is one of the most popular retail destinations in the region and delivers a real boost to the local economy. A position which will be furthered strengthened by our investment in the new MK1 Leisure Park on site.”