Images used in the book 'The Story of the original CMK'
Records in this Group
Cladding the Shopping Building. A black and white image of builders silhouetted against the skeleton of the shopping building structure.
Silbury Arcade in the Shopping Building. Sketch by Eugene Fisk. From ‘Milton Keynes – A Personal View’ 1981. The sketch shows the entrance from the arcade to the market area, the raised service road ahead, interior planting and shopping centre customers.
An aerial view of the Shopping Building under construction, February 1976. Lloyds Court is nearing completion, top left. The skeleton of part of the Shopping Building, including the outline of Queen’s Court, can be seen.
The designated area of Milton Keynes c. 1970. The original caption reads: ‘This photograph shows the area from Bletchley to Wolverton in North Bucks to be developed as a New Town called Milton Keynes. The village in the centre of the picture is Simpson.’
The view from Bow Brickhill across the designated area of Milton Keynes, 1970. The image has housing in the foreground (Bow Brickhill) but the majority of the view is agricultural land.
From Helmut Jacoby’s renderings of the planned City Centre facilities – before anything was built. This image is an illustration of what was to become Queen’s Court., with trees and seating.
A drawing by Helmut Jacoby of cars on a tree-lined boulevard with the Shopping Building on the right.
A drawing by Helmut Jacoby of what was to become Middleton Hall. The hall is full of people; assorted models of aircraft hang from the high ceiling, with a banner ‘those magnificent men in their flying machines’.
Parking ‘in a tree-planted square fronted by shops.’ (The Plan for Milton Keynes, March 1970)
The drawing from the Master Plan showing the possible layout for the city centre. It shows the road system following the contours of the land, which produced wavy roads.
The CMK Architects created their version of the layout with an orthogonal grid. The plan shown includes the railway station, shopping centre, offices and housing with the three boulevards, although the layout is not complete. All roads are straight.
Drawing by Helmut Jacoby of a public square, the original public open space at the west end of the Shopping Building (now built over by Marks & Spencer). The drawing shows the Shopping Building in the distance, trees and sculpture and people walking or sitting on seating.
Helmut Jacoby’s drawing of the Boulevards leading down to the railway station. The image shows a tree-lined boulevard, with cars and people, and a porte-cochère crossing the boulevard.
A Helmut Jacoby rendering of an arcade in the proposed City Club, which would have been housed in a construction as big as the Shopping Building. The image shows a high arcade with a curved glass roof, striped pillars and plenty of trees and plants. There are screens, posters and brightly decorated ...
The Right Honourable the Lord Campbell of Eskan – the first Chairman of Milton Keynes Development Corporation, from 1967 to 1987.
Campbell Park, Central Milton Keynes: A spring photograph of daffodils by a lake and the Grand Union Canal.
The open court of the Shopping Building (Queen’s Court) – itself the winner of several architectural awards by 1980: British Constructional Steel Association Award 1979; RIBA Southern Region Award 1980; European Convention for Constructional Steelwork Award 1980. The image shows the pool and fountains and people relaxing or walking through the court.
The office buildings Ashton and Norfolk House in Silbury Boulevard, also showing gardens and a porte-cochère.
An image of The Galleria, Milan, from Passagen by Johann Friedrich Geist. This book was one of the inspirations for the design of the Shopping Building.
Helmut Jacoby’s early rendering of CMK Architects’ ideas about the Shopping Building interior, showing the a tall arcade with trees growing in the centre.
An early aerial view of CMK, 1976, showing Lloyds Court in the centre, with the Shopping Building under construction to the south of it. Marlborough Street is on the right hand side.
The Council Offices under construction on Silbury Boulevard/Saxon Gate in October 1977.
Part of the planned City Sculpture and Gallery Park. A drawing by Helmut Jacoby and the CMK team. The image shows a park with flights of steps and curving paths leading up to The Avebury Mound and the lake below it.
A drawing by Helmut Jacoby of imagined sculptures in the proposed Sculpture and Gallery Park.