intu Milton Keynes has announced plans for a multi-million pound investment to remodel and transform parts of the shopping centre which will deliver greatly improved dining facilities, more shops, new public spaces and a state-of-the-art boutique cinema.
The plans have already been presented to a series of focus groups and stakeholders in Milton Keynes, and adapted accordingly. This morning (Thursday, March 12), intu invited the public to share their views on the future of the shopping centre.
“We think we can make much more of the area and create a really good and much more lively public space on the Boulevard," said Martin Breedon, regional director of intu.
"The areas just outside the entrances to intu Milton Keynes along the Boulevard will also be significantly improved by the plans.”
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The development proposal includes:
Better connections – clearly defined routes are being created to the boulevard and through to intu Milton Keynes, including Oak Court which will be covered
Dining quarter – providing a range of places to eat, from sit down restaurants to street food
Five screen boutique cinema – an alternative chic cinema offering with luxurious seating, good food and showing the latest Hollywood hits to independent foreign productions.
Additional shops – to attract new and exciting brands to Milton Keynes, premier spaces need to be created.
Green public spaces – external & internal spaces will be created for public use and offer a platform for community events
“We want to ensure we offer our customers a better choice of food, retail and leisure that is easily accessible and has a wide appeal," Martin added.
"The plans deliver this in a way that is sensitive to the city’s distinctive urban design and complements the existing architecture. However, it is important for us to hear the public’s perception and hear their views at the consultation.”
Visitors are invited to meet with members of the intu team to discuss the plans, offer opinions and raise any concerns at the public consultation, located opposite Waterstone's, until Saturday.