Global Competition To Design MK's University

30 January 2019, 12:37 | Updated: 30 January 2019, 12:40

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A world-wide architectural competition has launched today to design the new Milton Keynes University.

They'll be a public exhibition of the concepts later this spring and the winning design will be out in the summer.

The £188m campus will be built on the only remaining major piece of undeveloped land in central MK - just east of the station.



Milton Keynes Council and Cranfield University have begun their search for a landmark design for MK:U - the new university planned for central Milton Keynes.

An international architectural competition launches with a panel of innovative public figures involved in architecture and urban planning.

The winning design is expected to deliver "outstanding architecture", landscaping, public realm and "student experience"

Initially, entrants are asked to submit an expression of interest ( and 5 shortlisted entrants will then be announced in spring ahead of a public exhibition of the competing concepts, held in Central Milton Keynes.  

The winning design will be revealed in summer 2019.