BP Pulse is the leading company in electric vehicle charging with more than 7000 EV charging points across the country as well as solutions that enable EV drivers to charge at home and at work.
Milton Keynes Council has embraced electrical vehicle charging technology. The city was the first to operate a rapid charging hub and has the highest number of rapid chargers per 100k population in the UK.
While BP Pulse was keen to have its head office in Milton Keynes, BP’s policy is not to own property so MKDP tendered to develop the scheme in accordance with the proposed plan and lease it back to BP Pulse. This was a new way of working for MKDP and is a demonstration of its flexible and agile approach to doing business. This not only ensures that high level occupiers are attracted to the city, but also provides an ongoing income stream for Milton Keynes Council that ultimately benefits the community.
MKDP successfully bid for this project against stiff competition from established local and national developers and put in place a professional team with a range of specialist skills to provide a wide range of support. This included securing planning permission, designing the scheme and appointing and working with local construction contractor Parkway.
It has resulted in a state of the art 4,500m² headquarters building in Linford Wood that is the central hub for this important part of BP’s business in which it plans to invest £1 billion in the UK over 10 years and triple its number of charging points by 2030.