Galliford Try’s Park Square BTR tops out

Construction firm Galliford Try achieved the topping out milestone at their £56m Park Square Build to Rent scheme in Milton Keynes.

Galliford Try's Park Square Build to Rent scheme. Image credit: James Andrew Photography / Rider Levett Bucknall | BTR News
Galliford Try's Park Square Build to Rent development. Image credit: James Andrew Photography / Rider Levett Bucknall.

The Park Square development by Galliford Try will comprise four residential buildings of 11, nine, seven and three storeys, as well as commercial space on the ground floor, an underground parking area, and a central courtyard.

The Galliford Try team, including Jon Marston, Managing Director of Galliford Try Building East Midlands, were joined at the topping out celebration by representatives from key stakeholders Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) and DLC Europe.

“This was a great moment to see so many of our key stakeholders to mark this traditional ceremony as we celebrated this huge milestone. As a business, we have a strong track record of working in the Build to Rent sector and we look forward to continuing to work with everyone to deliver a high-quality building that Milton Keynes’ residents will be able to enjoy later next year.”

Jon Marston, Managing Director (MD), Galliford Try Building East Midlands

As part of a new Build to Rent scheme designed by RG+P architects, the Park Square development will provide 329 residential apartments in central Milton Keynes, situated on the site of a former garden centre, nearby Avebury Boulevard and Secklow Gate. 

“Seeing this prominent city centre site, that had been empty for some 15 years, reach this phase of its development is a great milestone for the project. It is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved and we are sure this scheme will be a great asset for Central Milton Keynes.”

Matthew Green, Property Development Director, MKDP

Smart meters will be installed in every apartment, and there will be solar PV (PhotoVoltaic) power and electric vehicle charging stations to provide residents with sustainable and beneficial amenities.

“Park Square is a superb Build to Rent regeneration scheme that the RLB team is really pleased to be supporting. The topping out ceremony marks another key stage for the development, and we are looking forward to working with all the stakeholders to deliver this fantastic project.”

Paul Beeston, Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)

A range of modern methods of construction (MMC) are being used to shorten construction durations and increase safety on site.