January 2021

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of one of MK’s great Founders, Ken Baker whose life and achievements are celebrated on the Milton Keynes Rose Founders Roll. https://bit.ly/3nQxm3g 

Kenneth Baker (Ken) joined the Development Corporation in 1971 as part of the Central Milton Keynes team that designed the whole of the City Centre, from the railway station through to Campbell Park. The only Grade 2 listed shopping centre in the UK, was created. Another first for Milton Keynes was creating the first purpose built ecumenical Church in the UK in 1991. Ken delighted in being part of a team whose ambition was to make things happen and create the best in the world. Ken contributed to the design of the Central Business District, and he was the architect responsible for the County Court. 
See Ken’s interview with Living Archive: