The borough of Milton Keynes was awarded city status in 2022. As one of UK’s most vibrant areas for advanced sectors, it has lately been attracting businesses specialising in drone deliveries and sustainable transport.
Businesses working in Luminous House can take advantage of a development strategy by Milton Keynes Council and its partners to continue strengthening the city’s prosperity by building business opportunities, connections, and skills as part of their development strategy.
The two-storey standalone building was one of the first serviced office centres that Landmark opened. Luminous House was constructed in 2009 within the Vizion development, close to parking and near to bars, eateries, shopping malls and parks.
Milton Keynes began as one of the new towns planned by the government in the 1960s to provide housing for London’s growing population. Originally called a ‘new city’, Milton Keynes was the biggest of this new generation of designated towns and was chosen because it was as close to London as it was to Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge. Designers introduced the radical idea of grid roads, cycle lanes (our building has bike storage and showers to take full advantage of these), lakes and parks.
Central Milton Keynes occupies 850 acres of hilltop land. The area includes grade II listed thecentre:mk for shopping – built between 1975 and 1979 – and Midsummer Place, which opened in 2000 and is known locally as The New Bit. The first office building in the area also opened in 1975, and The Hub and Vizion developments were in 2007.
It’s a five-minute drive to the M1 from the building, giving businesses quick and easy access to London, Birmingham and Manchester. Milton Keynes Central main railway station is a 10-minute walk away, making it convenient for staff, clients and suppliers. Trains leave the station every 20 to 30 minutes for London Euston, Birmingham New Street, and nearby destinations.
At Landmark, it’s the service team that make the difference. Having recently won an award for Excellence in Customer Service from the Flexible Space Association, Landmark provides concierge-like services at reception along with office management duties.
The team promote wellbeing on Wellness Wednesdays, when they provide fruit in the two kitchens and ad hoc sessions such as massages and free posture checks at the desks. Another caring touch is baskets in all the washrooms containing free hair gel, spray, and other essentials.
As part of the continual drive to reduce environmental impact during renovations, the pre-loved furniture was given a new lease of life in another building. Luminous House is double-glazed with fan coil units to heat or cool the rooms, and Landmark provides recycling bins and confidential waste services.
The private offices can accommodate from one to 50 people, and meeting rooms for one to eight people are carpeted to dampen distracting noise.