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MK is home to an impressive collection of Modernist architecture which knits into the fabric of its grid-based urban plan

Neglected Modernist masterpiece Listed in Milton Keynes


Central Bus Station, CMK in 1982

Central Bus Station, CMK in 1982. A homage to Modernist master, Mies van der Rohe.

English Heritage has Listed the original Central Bus Station in Milton Keynes, designed by project architect Derek Yeadon in 1982, in the days of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Only a tiny fraction of post-war buildings are Listed in Britain, and many are under threat, so this welcome recognition of the building’s outstanding architectural quality as well as its context; the innovative new town of Milton Keynes.

Despite years of neglect, the vast floating canopy and spare beauty of the building shines through. See our post and photos Romance of the Open Road.