The Point re-development survey closes today, 27 June, so if you haven’t made your point yet please do!
Hammerson, the developer, says they are listening so let’s see if we can get something really special for this site which puts something back into the community, as well as being an attractive new retail & dining venue.
Whether you like the look of the new building or not, Xplain would just encourage everyone to ask what it actually adds to the quality of our city centre apart from a box full of shops?
Where, for example, are the interesting new public spaces? How about an attractive new courtyard, area of landscaping or rooftop garden or terrace, offering rare views over MK and beyond? Why are they not taking this chance to demolish the dreary multistorey car park they own facing Avebury Boulevard, at the bottom of their site? With a bit more investment and imagination this major developer could easily bring parking inside the new Point and bring more interest and activity to that side of town.
The Point occupies such an important site and has such a great history as MK’s first leisure destination, and a beacon of the future. Surely, as Britain’s fastest growing city, Milton Keynes deserves more than a twinkly box whose appeal could very soon fade?
You can either email your views direct to Hammerson’s PR co, who are handling the survey, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use their online survey via http://www.thepointmiltonkeynes.co.uk/feedback.html