Thousands of people are set to be vaccinated at a landmark site in Milton Keynes, as the city begins to fight back against Coronavirus.
Saxon Court, on Avebury Boulevard, is now ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccines – potentially saving the lives of thousands of local residents on a weekly basis.
Mixed-use developers, First Base and investors Patron Capital, who together acquired the former council building back in October 2020, are pleased to support Milton Keynes Council and NHS England to facilitate the roll-out of the vaccine to the local community.
Olaide Oboh, Director of Partnerships, First Base said: “We are proud to be supporting Milton Keynes Council and the NHS as they undertake this significant and important task. Saxon Court sits at the heart of Milton Keynes and we are pleased that the building will be part of the city’s recovery and renewal.”
MK Council Leader, Peter Marland commented: “In Milton Keynes we already work very closely with our health partners, so there was no doubt about offering Saxon Court as a venue for a mass vaccination centre. We want to get as many local people vaccinated as quickly as possible. NHS staff are doing an incredible job rolling out the largest vaccination programme in history and we’re proud to be able to accelerate this and protect more residents. This is a big step forward.
Lots of staff have been working behind the scenes to make this happen in relatively a short space of time. I’d like to thank them and also thank First Base, who we’ve recently sold Saxon Court to, for being so flexible over arrangements.”
Throughout the pandemic, Saxon Court has already supported some of the most vulnerable people in Milton Keynes, delivering thousands of food and essential supplies via the MK Food Bank Xtra.