Arriving in Milton Keynes in 1979 for a job interview with the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Tim shares his first impressions of the New Town as a modern, larger than expected city, observing that the city’s pace and quality of life appealed to him. He shares his memories working for the Development Corporation in the private housing unit, with key responsibilities including self-build housing, which was, at the time, one of the largest schemes in the country. He recalls being part of the team that was heavily involved in the development of the National Hockey Stadium, with the process starting in 1984 when the British Hockey team were invited to the Olympics. The team won Bronze, raising the profile of the sport and following the Hockey Association, began to look for a site to develop a National Stadium. The Development Corporation were keen to bring a Sports Arena to Milton Keynes and a process of scoping the opportunity begun with the Development Corporation approving the sale of the site in 1992, supported by funding from the Sports Council and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.