Work to start on site later this year

Milton Keynes City Council has appointed Willmott Dixon as its preferred bidder to build a new development on the former site of a 1970s shopping centre.

Working alongside developer Town, the contractor will review and finalise the design for the development, which will see 115 new homes built in place of the demolished Agora Centre in Wolverton.

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The housing development replaces a run down shopping centre

The scheme, which has received £36m of investment from the city council, will be comprised of two- to four-storey homes across six residential blocks, nearly a third of which will be categorised as affordable, as well as a co-housing community for over-50s and family homes for rent. 

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It will include a smart renewable energy microgrid to generate around two-thirds of the annual energy required for the scheme. 

The so-called Love Wolverton project, which was procured through the Pagabo Major Works Framework, is the latest town centre regeneration for Willmott Dixon, which was involved in projects at the heart of Oldham, Rochdale and Stockport. 

Work is expected to start on site later this year.