Ground investigations set to begin in Milton Keynes estate ahead of major regeneration

A contractor has now been appointed to complete the ground investigations which will kick start Phase A of the Lakes Estate regeneration project.

Phase A will see more than 202 new council homes built in place of Serpentine Court.

Ground investigations are set to start by the end of this month and last for six to eight weeks.

The ground investigation work will involve drilling deep holes and digging trial pits in various locations within the Lakes Estate. 

Residents living near to the investigation sites will be notified by the council’s contractors beforehand. 

Milton Keynes Council say the work will only be done during usual working day hours, but they apologies in advance for any potential noise that residents may hear. 

The project will see some of the greenest homes in Milton Keynes built in the estate alongside new community facilities for the wider Lakes Estate area as well as new shops.

Below is a timeline produced by MK Council:

Produce information for tender                                   Sept 2021- Feb 2022

Detailed ground investigation                                     Sept 2021- October 2021

Tender and works contract award                               Jan 2021- April 2022

Construction works                                                      August 2022- Oct 2024

Handover of new homes                                             Oct 2023- Oct 2024

Demolition works of Serpentine Court                        Oct 2024- April 2025

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