milton keynes

A vibrant new city that combines modern culture with deep-rooted history, Milton Keynes has become a retail and leisure destination, with an extensive range of shops, restaurants, theatres, entertainment and outdoor spaces.

a wide range of hospitality and shopping

Milton Keynes boasts a wide range of hospitality; from quirky independents to fine dining amongst some of our favourite chain restaurants. There are over 350 restaurants to choose from within the city centre and surrounding areas.

Milton Keynes is also a shopper’s paradise, with centre:mk and intu Milton Keynes combine to make one of the largest covered shopping centres in Europe, offering up 400+ shops.

in good company

Milton Keynes is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, with a forecast doubling of its population to more than 500,000 by 2050. With fast direct access to London and beyond. It’s local network of cycle routes, fast and efficient grid road system and the introduction of e-scooters and Santander bikes make it easy to navigate.

Innovative and forward thinking, Milton Keynes has globally recognised ‘Smart City’ status putting technology and knowledge based industry at its very heart creating one of the UK’s most innovative business environments worth over £12bn.

fun facts

The extensive Redway system offers more than 300kms of safe access for walking and cycling
Milton Keynes has over 200 works of public art
Snozone in Xscape boasts two 220ft high real snow slopes
No-one in Milton Keynes is ever more than half a mile from a park
MK Theatre is the most successful theatre outside the West End and has a ceiling which can be lowered or raised
There are 15 lakes and 11 miles of canals in and around the city

growth

Ranked as one of the top cities for employment growth in the UK

£38.1k

milton keynes’ average salary in 2020

62%

(343k) of population are of working age; between 16 and 64 year old

4th

Ranked fourth  for highest start-ups rate the UK at 81 per 10,000 population

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Population expected to double in next 30 years

2nd

highest number of job postings in the uk

5

An average of five new companies move to Milton Keynes every month

7.5m

People live within a one-hour drive making it a popular location for talented employees

5th

Highest performing city in the UK (2019)

554k

Total residents in milton keynes postcode area(2019 estimate)

MK:U, a new university for milton keynes

MK:U, a new world-class technology university is set to open its doors in 2023. With a city-centre campus, MK:U will have around 10,000 students, studying a range of technology, engineering and science-focused courses, producing highly skilled, employable graduates.  The university will be a facility shared by the whole city, creating a vibrant hub within Milton Keynes where people of all ages can spend time. A resident undergraduate population is intended to create a highly skilled workforce to meet the demands of high-tech businesses in the area, as well as bringing a new sector of users to the city centre to create a diverse and independent cultural and leisure offer.

santander’s new digital hub

Santander is proposing to build a new Digital Hub in the business district of Milton Keynes. As it’s largest employer, Santander is seeking to significantly invest and commit to their long-term future in Milton Keynes by embracing their digital future. The world class Digital Hub will consolidate Santander’s offices within Milton Keynes to create a new campus for 6,000 employees.The development will offer a wide range of benefits to Santander staff and the wider MK community by providing a landmark office building in a key strategic site with a range of publicly accessible facilities, including pop-up outlets along with a range of retail and food and beverage units.

MK:U, a new university for milton keynes

MK:U, a new world-class technology university is set to open its doors in 2023. With a city-centre campus, MK:U will have around 10,000 students, studying a range of technology, engineering and science-focused courses, producing highly skilled, employable graduates.  The university will be a facility shared by the whole city, creating a vibrant hub within Milton Keynes where people of all ages can spend time. A resident undergraduate population is intended to create a highly skilled workforce to meet the demands of high-tech businesses in the area, as well as bringing a new sector of users to the city centre to create a diverse and independent cultural and leisure offer.

santander’s new digital hub

Santander is proposing to build a new Digital Hub in the business district of Milton Keynes. As it’s largest employer, Santander is seeking to significantly invest and commit to their long-term future in Milton Keynes by embracing their digital future. The world class Digital Hub will consolidate Santander’s offices within Milton Keynes to create a new campus for 6,000 employees.The development will offer a wide range of benefits to Santander staff and the wider MK community by providing a landmark office building in a key strategic site with a range of publicly accessible facilities, including pop-up outlets along with a range of retail and food and beverage units.

first class communications

Milton Keynes is conveniently located approximately 50 miles north-west of London and 70 miles from Birmingham. It has excellent travel connections, with easy access to key roads such as the M1 Motorway and the A5, and within reaching distance of Luton, Birmingham and London Heathrow airports.

By foot mins
santander cycle station 5
Hub:Mk restaurants + bars 5
Mk central station 7
the centre:mk 12
By air mins
luton 35
heathrow 60
birmingham 65
stansted 70
By rail mins
watford junction 20
london euston 34
birmingham 53
manchester 98
By road miles
m1 j4 4
m25 j21 33
central london 52
birmingham 70

a central location

Victoria House is only a 7 minute walk away from Milton Keynes Central station. The station provides regular services to London Euston (31 minutes) and Birmingham New Street (53 minutes).

Victoria House’s central location provides easy access to the rest of the city; it is within a short walking distance of key amenities, employment opportunities, leisure facilities and transport connections.

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