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Moving the magic to Milton Keynes

There's more to Milton Keynes than concrete cows and roundabouts, as the new Spaces Avebury Boulevard opening in 2020 is set to show.

As we get ready to launch into a brand new decade, modern flexspace brand Spaces will cast its net even wider across the southeast with the long-awaited launch of Spaces Avebury Boulevard, which will open in Milton Keynes in March 2020.

“Milton Keynes is a very up-and-coming town,” explains Oli Tombs, the Area Manager. “It has seen a lot of interest in recent years, from both the tech industry and the recruitment industry, and we’re also seeing a lot more established companies moving into the Milton Keynes area or expanding here due to growth.”

Built in 1967 as one of the government’s New Towns, Milton Keynes became famous for its grid-style street system, many, many roundabouts (130 at last count) and quirky concrete cows. However, in 2017, Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research named it the fastest-growing economic centre in the UK. This is largely thanks to its strategic placement within easy reach of both London and Birmingham, plus its proximity to the university towns of Cambridge and Oxford; it tends to attract a mix of industries from technology and IT to recruitment.

“There’s been plenty of development in Milton Keynes recently, and within the next year or two they’ll be building a brand-new university just down the road from the Spaces centre, which will be great for networking and for our potential clients who’ll be looking to recruit further down the line,” says Tombs.

Located on Avebury Boulevard in central Milton Keynes, the new Spaces serviced offices will be spread across three floors and feature a mix of modern offices, stylish coworking space and a retail unit, which will have a café and additional breakout areas. “It’s often quite hard to get people excited about serviced offices in Milton Keynes, but the Avebury building is such an amazing space. It has really high ceilings in the reception area, which means lots of light flows through,” explains Tombs.

“It is a massive centre, so it will take a little time to fill,” he says. “But it’s been on pre-sale for just three weeks and we already have several clients booked in.” A big draw to the centre is its great location. It’s a two-minute walk from the train station, where you’ll have direct links into London and Birmingham, while London Luton airport is only 25 miles away. There are also plenty of good bars and restaurants within a few minutes’ walk.

Opening in March 2020, the new offices will offer meeting rooms in Milton Keynes, a club lounge and a café, but one of the biggest selling points of Spaces Avebury Boulevard will be its huge roof terrace. “We’re currently in talks with the operations team about how we’re going to really utilise this space, which also has an entrance from where our club lounge will be,” says Tombs. “In the summer, we’re hoping to hold networking events on it. There’s also another smaller, private terrace to the side. We will be having a party to launch the new Spaces, and will also invite our property brokers and commercial agents.”

While the brand is popular with startups and entrepreneurs, Spaces Avebury Boulevard‘s meeting rooms and business lounges will also appeal to more established businesses as well. And as a Spaces members, you’ll have access to their modern flexible workspace in more than 250 cities around the world.

Looking for a bright, modern and flexible workspace solution in Milton Keynes? Well as of March, we can help you with that. Check out our new office space right here.

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