A new public exhibition housed at the Transport Systems Catapult on Midsummer Boulevard in Milton Keynes will showcase visionary ideas for the future of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford growth corridor.
The exhibition features entries to a competition ran by the National Infrastructure Commission which asked teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight to come up with concepts which could contribute to the development needs of the area.
This includes providing the homes the area needs, integrating the delivery of transport infrastructure with high-quality places, and maintaining the environmental and cultural character of the area.
The Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor is home to 3.3 million people and hosts some of the UK’s most successful cities, as well as world-leading universities, knowledge-intensive high-tech firms and highly-skilled workers.
The competition followed an announcement by government backing the Commission’s vision to build up to one million new homes across the corridor by 2050 and announcing plans to complete a new East-West Rail link and an Oxford-Cambridge Expressway by 2030. The NIC have recently published a report ’Partnering for Prosperity: A new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc’.
The exhibition will run until the 26th July and will be open, free to the public, daily. If you wish to find out more, you can visit ts.catapult.org.uk/growthcorridorexhibition