1. Introduction

Evolve Project Management are promoting the development of a new golfing and multi-sport facility at Windmill Hill Golf Course, West Bletchley, known as SportsHub MK.

As a named ‘European City of Sport for 2020’, Milton Keynes is focused on helping unlock new opportunities to use sport to improve people’s quality of life. Our proposal for SportsHub MK will help to turbo-charge the Council’s ambition to involve more people in sport and activity.

Over the past 12 months Evolve have been engaging with Milton Keynes Council as the landowner of the golf course, national and local sports organisations and key local stakeholders to help shape the SportsHub proposal.

We held local consultation last summer in West Bletchley so that local residents and those directly affected by the proposal could offer feedback on the initial ideas. Their views have helped us refine the scheme. The purpose of this website – which is accompanied by a short questionnaire –is to share our refined proposal and current masterplan with both local communities and a wider MK audience.

We want to find out what local communities and people in the Milton Keynes area think about the scheme before any formal planning process is commenced.

Who are Evolve?

Evolve are a company with over 60 years of experience in design, construction and project management. Over the years we have worked on several golf / sports related facilities, as well as domestic and commercial development, marinas, lakes and reservoirs, including the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.

Chris Coussell, one the directors of Evolve, lives locally to MK. In his early years, Chris played Rugby for Bletchley and then for England. Being local to the area, he wants local residents and their families in Bletchley to have the same access to sporting facilities as he did when growing up in the town.

Evolve have a keen interest in investing in the local area and last year, we applied for planning consent for a new adventure golf facility and café at Furzton Lake. After revising the scheme to reflect feedback from local residents, construction commenced in October 2019 and the new adventure facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.