Pupils put on thinking caps to name development

Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014

Lamberts Place (2)

When the children at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford were asked to come up with a name for our new development in their town, they took their research very seriously. 

Many of the pupils began reading about the Lincolnshire 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.

To congratulate Matthew on his winning suggestion, we presented the creative youngster with a £50 gift voucher.

Tim Cox, Vice-Principal at Malcolm Sargent Primary School, says: “The children were very excited to be asked to come up with some possible names for Taylor Wimpey’s new development in Stamford. Some pupils were using the internet to find out different things about the area, while others already had good local knowledge.

“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.”

Mariana Knight, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We’d like to offer huge congratulations to Matthew for coming up with the winning idea for our new Lambert’s Place at Exeter Down development and thank all of 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.”

We are currently preparing plans for the 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.