Milton Keynes Council bids for multi-million pound funding to improve transport and provide MK:U facilities

    Bids have been submitted by Milton Keynes Council for government funding which would see a brand new space for MK:U students in the city centre.

    The funding would also go towards transport improvements if successful.

    The multi-million pound bids have been made as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund which is designed to invest in infrastructure across the UK.

    Milton Keynes Council is hoping to develop office space within the city centre which can be used to expand the range of degree apprenticeships and undergraduate degrees.

    As well as funding for MK:U, part of the bid is also focused on public transport improvements. The council states that this includes upgrades to Monkston and Brinklow Roundabouts on the V11 (Tongwell Street).

    Leader of MK Council, Cllr Pete Marland said:“These projects give us the opportunity to make a genuine difference for local people. Both bids are ambitious and will bring significant benefits to our local economy. My thanks go out to council colleagues and partners for the work they’ve put in and I look forward to working with everyone involved to deliver these exciting projects.”

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University and Chief Executive, MK:U, Professor Lynette Ryals OBE commented: “Cranfield University is proud to be MK Council’s higher education partner delivering MK:U’s distinctive education and innovation in central Milton Keynes. We are committed to building on MK:U’s early success and have been working with the Council on its bid to the Levelling Up Fund for an Education Hub. We look forward to hearing the outcome later in the year.”

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