Redevelopment of vacant entertainment complex, formerly known as The Point


GHL (Milton Keynes) Limited

Commercial & Residential

The Point, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Our Services:
Transport Planning & Water Management

Swap Architects

The application site comprises of a vacant entertainment complex (formerly known as The Point), which opened in 1985 as the UK’s first multiplex cinema.

The scheme proposed the demolition and redevelopment of the existing vacant entertainment complex to provide up to 487 apartments (Build to Rent, private and affordable) with Class E/F.2/sui generis leisure uses proposed at the rooftop level of a refurbished existing multi-storey car park.


The approximate 0.98-hectare site, located within central Milton Keynes benefits from frequent nearby public transport services and numerous nearby amenities located within comfortable walking distance.


A low level of car parking (0.25 spaces per dwelling) was proposed, with this being justified through reference to the site’s city centre location and high levels of accessibility by public and active travel modes.


The Transport Assessment demonstrated that the proposed residential development would result in a reduction in daily vehicular traffic when compared to the existing uses on the site.


Our Experts’ Input:

In relation to our Water Management input, the site was found to be at low risk from all sources and no mitigation was required for the site.

We provided a Sustainable Drainage Scheme (SuDS) for the surface water runoff from the site comprising extensive green roofs, tree pits, rain gardens and a cellular storage system that was seamlessly integrated into the site’s landscaping. This drainage strategy was designed to not only provide surface water management but to also provide amenity and biodiversity benefits as well as water quality treatment prior to surface water being discharged offsite.

CE engaged with key stakeholders such as Anglian Water in order to facilitate an appropriate solution for both the surface and foul water drainage strategies.





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