New name and brand for Stroud’s shopping centre is unveiled
A brand new name has been chosen by a group of local school children for the Merrywalks Shopping Centre in Stroud.
As part of the major improvement works at the centre the owners Dransfield Properties Ltd set the task of finding a new name to several schools across the town.
The new name will be Five Valleys – as chosen by Ivy Rooney aged 10, Archie Gittins aged 7 both from Rosary Catholic Primary School, and Amber Clements aged 7 from Callowell Primary School.
The naming competition was judged by Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, and the Leader of Stroud District Council Cllr Doina Cornell – the pupils will be presented with their prizes later in the month.
Mr Dransfield said: “We are passionate about engaging with the local communities in which we develop in, which has been really well received in the town so far and we were delighted with the response to the naming competition.
“I am delighted for Ivy, Archie and Amber and I think the Five Valleys is a perfectly fitting name for the centre.”
A prize giving ceremony for all three winners will take place at the shopping centre on Thursday 29th November at 3:30pm.
The second phase of works started earlier this month which saw works commence on the King Street elevation, this will create a new entrance to the centre and refurbished shop fronts.
Dransfield Properties has also recently appointed a new Centre Manager, Dionne Moore, who has brought a wealth of retail experience from her previous role at Bicester Village.
Dionne said “It has been great to join the centre at such an exciting time and I am really excited for the future of Merrywalks under its new name Five Valleys and its brand new look.”
The redevelopment of the Merrywalks Centre is supported by a £1 million loan and a £3 million grant from GFirst LEP working in partnership with Dransfield Properties.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644