Around 3,000 people moved into Network Rail’s new national centre in Milton Keynes, putting the city at the centre of Britain’s railway operations and helping cut millions of pounds a year from the cost of running the railway.
The Quadrant: MK – just five minutes’ walk from Milton Keynes Central – has 37,000 square metres of space and houses the Network Rail National headquarters. The building was constructed in 2012 and has a striking atrium with over-bridges, along with several cafeteria areas and a dine-in restaurant. Perfect for a contemporary office brief, The Quadrant: MK also has a gym.
The Quadrant: MK, as the new building is called, brings together teams from across the country under one eco-friendly roof, improving the way Network Rail coordinates activities to build a bigger and better railway.
The move to Milton Keynes is part of a programme of structural reform of Network Rail which has seen day-to-day control of the railway devolved to local level and the creation of a new, regional infrastructure projects business. Sitting at the centre of Network Rail’s operations, the national centre will provide support to the routes and regions based in places such as York, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham.
BLM Members worked with BAM to complete the elaborate steel structures and atriums.