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Wayland Tunley was a British architect (1937-2012), best known for his designs for several developments in Milton Keynes for Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

Wayland Tunley
Born(1937-03-13)13 March 1937
Died30 October 2012(2012-10-30) (aged 75)
Known forProjects in Milton Keynes
Notable work
Neath Hill
Coffridge Close, Stony Stratford
ChildrenJustin and Hilary



Tunley became a chartered architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1962.[1]

Tunley joined Milton Keynes Development Corporation in 1972 and worked on several projects in the northern side including Neath Hill,[2] Coffridge Close in Stony Stratford[3] and the Agora in Wolverton.

After leaving the development corporation, he formed a new practice with MKDC colleague Trevor Denton in the early 1980s. In 1993 Tunley formed the architecture practice Wayland Tunley & Associates Limited.

Personal lifeEdit

Tunley was born in the Sudan and schooled at Comboni College in Khartoum from 1947.

Tunley died at University Hospital Coventry on 30 October 2012, following an accident at an airfield in Hinton-in-the-Hedges.

He is survived by his wife Kiera, and two children: Justin and Hilary. He was cremated at Crownhill Crematorium in Milton Keynes on 19 November 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "OBITUARY: MARCH 2013". RIBA Journal. March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ St Hill, Cate (21 November 2012). "Wayland Tunley (1937-2012)". Building Design. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview with Wayland Tunley (b. 1937)". Living Archive. 9 October 2001. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Wayland Tunley : Obituary". Milton Keynes Citizen. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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