When the children at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford were asked to come up with a name for Taylor Wimpey’s new development in their town, they took their research very seriously.
Many pupils began reading about the town’s history while others took to the internet for inspiration for names for the development at Exeter Down, off Empingham Road.
And it was eight-year-old Matthew King’s suggestion of Lambert’s Place – inspired by famous rotund Leicestershire man Daniel Lambert, who died in Stamford in 1809 – which was chosen as the winning development name.
Tim Cox, vice-principal at Malcolm Sargent Primary School, said: “The children were very excited to be asked to come up with some possible names for Taylor Wimpey’s new development.
“We had some quite interesting ideas put forward and Matthew’s suggestion based on the story of Daniel Lambert and his connections with Stamford was picked as the winner. He’s delighted that his suggestion was chosen.”
Matthew was awarded a £50 gift voucher.
Mariana Knight, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, congratulated Matthew.
She said: “We thank all the children for their fantastic ideas – they’d clearly given it a huge amount of thought and they should all be very proud of their suggestions.”
Taylor Wimpey is preparing plans for its first phase of new homes at Lambert’s Place at Exeter Fields, off Empingham Road, Stamford, where outline planning permission has already been granted for a residential development.