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Theatre District, Milton Keynes, MK9 3PU
The vibrant Theatre District in Central Milton Keynes was developed around four years ago.
The aim was to provide new leisure facilities for the town centre, within a stylish environment, for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors to the ‘new city’. The Theatre District comprises a prestigious new theatre with restaurants, bars and cafes. It also houses MK Gallery and a tourist information centre, and is situated on an attractive boulevard at the eastern end of the city centre.
Marshalls was selected by English Partnership to provide natural Yorkstone for the Theatre District to create an attractive environment surrounding the new theatre. The key challenge was to project a prestigious look and feel to the area, that would attract diners and theatregoers to the magnifi cent new theatre and restaurants that surround it.
The use of high quality natural stone paving, high in aesthetic appeal, would create a stylish pedestrian area through which the public would enjoy walking or relaxing at one of the pubs or restaurants. Diamond Sawn Greenmoor Yorkstone was also supplied for the paving of the footways throughout the development. Case Study
To allow delivery vehicles to gain wider access to the businesses in the Theatre District, Marshalls Diamond Sawn and Tumbled Yorkstone Setts were used in the roadways together with Fine Picked Granite Kerbs. These very hard and durable Yorkstone setts give an aged appearance to the area, which provided the required style for the development.
Marshalls were involved in the project from the early design stage and advised engineers of best practice in the use and construction processes involved in laying natural stone paving. “
Marshalls provided the exact materials and product advice that we needed to ensure the most eff ective setting for our prestigious Theatre District”. Jon Muncaster, English Partnership