GRAHAM wins £70m estate renewal contract


Milton Keynes City Council (MKCC) has appointed GRAHAM as principal contractor for the first phase of its Lakes Estate Renewal Project in Bletchley. 

Credit: GRAHAM.

The two-stage design and build contract, valued at £70 million, was procured through Pagabo’s Major Works Framework.   

With planning approval granted in 2022, the project will overhaul the area built in the 1960s and now in need of renewal. 

Phase A involves construction of 183 new homes and local facilities including a nursery, community hub, and two retail units.  

Project team 

  • HTA Architects  
  • WSP  
  • MACE  
  • Currie & Brown  
  • MKC Urban Design and Landscape 
  • TPAS  

Rob Joyce, development director at GRAHAM, said: “We are proud to have been selected by Milton Keynes City Council to deliver this crucial phase of The Lakes Estate. This renewal project signifies not only a substantial investment in community regeneration but also a commitment to enhancing the wellbeing and vitality of the residents who live there. We are committed to working closely with the council to transform the Lakes Estate into a thriving and sustainable living space for the community.” 

Ben Jones, head of delivery – South of England at Pagabo, added: “We’ve worked with the project team at MKCC since early 2021 to support and deliver the procurement, via our Major Works 2020 framework. The delivery of social value for MKCC has been vital to this project. We’re really looking forward to seeing GRAHAM deliver that, as part of this flagship project.” 

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