Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes enjoys an ideal location with London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Leicester all within easy reach of the town. Designated as a new town in 1967, the town is well-known for its high quality urban design, blending modernist architecture with intensive planting, parkland and lakes.

Though well-known as a new town, the Milton Keynes area is rich in history and tradition. Notable locations include Bletchley Park, the historic site of secret Enigma code-breaking activities during the Second World War where Alan Turing designed the modern computer. And the largest hoard of Bronze Age jewellery excavated in Britain to date was uncovered in Milton Keynes and can now be viewed in the British Museum.

Milton Keynes is acknowledged as the fastest growing place in the UK, and it is estimated that the current population is approximately 260,000. Between 2010 and 2016, Milton Keynes experienced the highest percentage growth in employment of any UK city. Employment increased by 29% with over 41,000 new jobs created. The Milton Keynes economy (GDP) was worth £13.47 billion in 2017 and £14.33 billion in 2018 (provisional). 

Milton Keynes’ 2019 Public Health profile

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The value of goods and services produced within the borough in 2018 was an impressive £84,784 per worker, the fourth highest of UK cities.