What’s in a name – East Manchester will now be home to Lime Square !

What’s in a name –  East Manchester will now be home to Lime Square !

What’s in a name – East Manchester will now be home to Lime Square !

May 2010


Pupils from St Clements C of E Primary School in Openshaw have helped developers Dransfield Properties come up with the name for the brand new retail development taking shape in their community.

Work started in November on the first phase of the development – to deliver a new 80,000 sq ft Morrisons store on the site at Ashton Old Road which will open later this year.

Earlier this year the pupils at St Clements C of E Primary School in Openshaw were set the challenge of suggesting names for the scheme which is currently take shape on Ashton Old Road, east Manchester.

And after going through the dozens of entries put forward by the youngsters the judges have selected ten year old Alex Parkinson as the winner. Alex came up with the idea of using The Square which inspired the judges final choice of Lime Square.

Alex will be presented with his prize on the site of the new development on Tuesday May 11th when he and his classmates will also be given the chance to look at the first branding ideas for the new development.

Head teacher of St Clements Janet Fitzgerald said: “Alex is so proud of his achievements and it means a lot to our school to know that one of our pupils was so directly involved in the development stages.  We think that the name reflects the exciting new addition to Openshaw.  We have enjoyed working with Dransfield and the pupils have relished the chance of learning more about their town and are very excited to see Lime Square completed.”

As well as the new Morrisons store the scheme will eventually house a further 76,550 sq ft of additional retail space and a new health and fitness centre. Up to 750 new jobs will be created.

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “We were really keen to involve the local school on what is happening in their community and they came up with lots of great ideas.

“We loved the idea of using Square in the name and after speaking to our landscape architects about the use of lime trees in the area the judges agreed that Lime Square was the right choice. I’d like to thank the staff and pupils at St Clements for working with us on this project.”

The new development will also house a piece of sculpture by the renowned sculptor Robert Erskine. The sculpture depicts a modernised steel version of the steam hammer which was first produced and used in Openshaw in the 1840s by James Nasmyth.

The presentation will be held on the site of the new Morrisons store on Tuesday May 11th at 11.00am.

For further information and to arrange media interviews contact Amanda Holmes or Miranda Hird, PR and Marketing Department Dransfield Properties 01226 360644, 07824 444017.

Dransfield Properties www.dransfield.co.uk


Photo Call

Event :       Presentation to the winner of the naming competition

Date:          11am May 11th 2010

Location:    The site of the new Morrisons store off Fairfield Road which can be accessed off Ashton Old Road in Higher Openshaw


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644
Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk

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