Recently five teams have been chosen in the MK: This International Design competition will create various master plan goals for a new university in the UK. This new university will not only have its eyes focused on the digital economy strengths but will also offer business orientated programs for students. Furthermore, MK:U and the university of Cranfield have come to a mutual understanding and partnership that would result in the new quarter of the university and the vast area of the city to be used as a ‘ living lab ‘ to test advanced concepts while encouraging the students and citizens.
Benefiting from the last major undeveloped website within the center, and combining university facilities with public areas, MK:U are open 24/7 to the broader community. The primary stage of the competition that launched in Gregorian calendar month 2019, attracted fifty-three team submissions comprising 257 individual companies from across the world. The 5 rival style groups WHO reached the second stage were asked to submit conception styles for part one (construction budget close to £188 m), as well as a master plan, and key buildings for the 10-hectare heart website, and for 61,120 sqm of designed space.
It was said by the CEO of Cranfield university that MK:U is going to more than an economic asset to the united kingdom. It was also said by the professor that it will also result in the formation of such businesses that the graduates need more than ever. He also highlighted the lack of skills in both the national, international, and fast growing new industries and technologies. After looking at the designs provided by the five selected teams for the very first time is a huge encouragement to both the MK:U and the project itself. MK:U is the front runner project of the planned MK 2050 future Programmes which were established for the city to enhance itself. MK has been a very rapid growing city as far as population is concerned which will support a population of around half a million by 2020.