MK Gateway: Socius and Patron Capital submitted plans for £180 million MK Gateway in July 2021, approved by Milton Keynes Council Development Control Committee on 2 December 2021.


The MK Gateway consultation was conducted during the pandemic, having the foresight and being an early adopter of digital technology ensured Socius were able to quickly adapt and scale up digital consultation, which proved invaluable to the planning process on a large city centre regeneration scheme.

Digital consultation is crucial to the planning process as it taps into broader sector of the community. During the pandemic it was an essential tool, vital to consultation going ahead - comprehensively and efficiently, avoiding significant delays in bringing forward an important regeneration project.

Conducting consultation via traditional methods would have been extremely challenging.