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Schoolchildren reveal street name at our Little Moor Hill development in Sandwell

Children from a Sandwell academy have revealed the road name at our Little Moor Hill housing development.

Pupils from the Devonshire Junior Academy suggested names for the road and Symphony Drive was selected as the winner.

There will be 22 new homes built at the site – 11 will be shared ownership and 11 will be affordable rent homes.

Development Project Manager, Natalie Littlehales, says: “We’re so pleased that pupils from Devonshire Junior Academy suggested Symphony Drive, we think it’s a great name for the road.

“Thanks to all pupils who put forward their ideas – we had several good suggestions, but Symphony Drive stood out for us.

“The development is progressing really well so far, we are putting tiles on the roof and installing windows.

“We have teamed up with TC Homes for this development and we are looking forward to seeing its completion in June 2020.”

Natalie attended the site along with pupils and teachers from the school and TC Homes to reveal the road name.

Head of School at Devonshire Junior Academy, Elise Waldron, says: “We’re so pleased the road name suggested by our pupils was chosen – we didn’t expect it at all!

“Our pupils will always remember being a part of naming the road. This is something I’m sure they’ll always remember as they grow up.

“Well done to all the children who took part in coming up with the name.”

The £3.8m development will be a mix of two- and three-bedroom homes.

Maja Kuzimska in year 6 was one of the children who came up with Symphony Drive.

She says: “It was great fun to suggest names for the road and we suggested Symphony Drive because of Symphony Hall in Birmingham and it sounds like a lovely, happy place to live.”

Director at TC Homes (Contracting) LTD, Tim Charnley, adds: “We’re so pleased with the street name the children have suggested and it’s fantastic to see that the development is taking shape.

“It’s great to be working with Citizen and all the homes are on track to be finished in June next year.”

The development will offer affordable options for future residents and will be finished to a high standard.

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