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Sheffield student names new housing development

8 March 2016

A Sheffield student has won a competition to name a new housing development currently being built in Shiregreen.

Leading housing provider Sanctuary Group invited pupils from Firth Park Academy to come up with a name for its development on the site of the former Woolley Wood School.

Located between Sycamore House Road and Keppel Place in Shiregreen, the 46-unit scheme will offer a mix of one and two bed apartments for rent, plus 4 one-bed apartments with wheelchair access.

The final name selected for the scheme is Sycamore Heights, penned by year 11 student Kieran Ward. He has been awarded with a £50 Meadowhall shopping voucher and later this year will visit the development site. There were also two runners up who each received a £25 Meadowhall shopping voucher.

Kieran’s inspiration for Sycamore Heights came from the nearby Sycamore House Road, with Heights being significant with the development being located towards the top of a hill.  

Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the development is being built by Sanctuary’s appointed contractor Keepmoat and is expected to be completed by November 2016.

Tim Wray, Sanctuary’s project manager, said: “Sycamore Heights is a fantastic name for our new Shiregreen development and we’d like to thank all the students and teachers for their help and support, particularly our winner Kieran.

“The site is just a short distance from the school so we have been keen to keep teachers, parents and children well-informed about the project from the outset. We visited the school to talk about the type of homes being built and  the importance of students picking an appropriate name to link in with the local area.”

Bal Sembhy, Assistant Principal at Firth Park Academy said: “It was a pleasure hosting the naming of the development. It enabled pupils to establish links with Sanctuary Group and hear more about the scheme. It's a much needed development in Shiregreen and I'm sure that the community welcomes the new addition to the property market.”


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