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Investment Programme

A Starship Robot driving down a street
Northampton Waterside CampusNorthampton Waterside Campus

Investment Programme

Northampton Waterside Campus
Northampton College Advanced Engineering CentreNorthampton College Advanced Engineering Centre

Investment Programme

Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre
East Northamptonshire Enterprise CentreEast Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre

Investment Programme

East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre
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School students having a discussion with their teacher
People talking in a building under constructionPeople talking in a building under construction

Investment Programme

People talking in a building under construction

A421 Dualling

7th February 2018

This project built a dual carriageway from J13 on the M1 to Milton Keynes opening up more land for employment with access to the motorway network. For further information click here.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF) | Department for Transport Retained Scheme
LGF awarded:
Total Project cost: £29m
Delivery Partner: Central Bedfordshire Council
Project status: Comjpleted December 2020
Project outputs: It will assist the delivery of 2,900 homes and up to 2,500 jobs 
Website: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/transport/a421/overview.aspx

July  2020

June  2019

March 2019 

The pre-works have commenced on site; bridge works, main works and materials.

November 2018

This video gives a bird's eye view of the work that's being done to upgrade this stretch of the A421 road into Milton Keynes. Central Bedfordshire Council will be issuing updated films as they progress the construction.


March 2018

Transport Minister, Chris Grayling visited Bedfordshire on 22 March 2018 to announce approval of the project's business case, with £22.5m investment for the scheme. Read more... 


Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South and Government's champion for the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Growth Corridor

Jason Longhurst, Director of Regeneration and Business Support,  Central Bedfordshire Council

Duncan Sharkey, Director of Place, Milton Keynes Council

Hilary Chipping Acting Chief Executive, SEMLEP

Cllr James Jamieson, Leader Central Bedfordshire Council

Secretary of State for Transport, Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP

Grant McConochie, Morgan Sindall Group (construction contractor)

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