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The former Victoria Ground site in Stoke-on-Trent is set to be re-named as Victoria Park when it is relaunched as a housing development next year.
The name was chosen by a local resident following a competition run by The Sentinel and St. Modwen Homes. The name was suggested by April Durnin from Bentilee. Proving a popular choice, it was also suggested by 10 other residents from the local area.
Award-winning housebuilder, St. Modwen Homes is currently awaiting a planning decision on its proposal to deliver 130 new homes in the first phase of development at the former home of Stoke FC.
Dave Smith, Managing Director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “We had over 100 suggestions for the new name of the development which just goes to show how passionate local people are about this site.
“We felt that Victoria Park successfully linked together the history of the site and our vision for its future. Over the next few years, our aim is to deliver 200 homes, a park and a school sports field; helping to create a sustainable new community in Stoke-on-Trent.
“I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to contact us with their suggestion. We had many well-considered names and we will hopefully be incorporating some of the other ideas as we move forward with the development.”
April, winner of the Victoria Ground naming competition, said: “It’s great that we’ve been involved with the naming of Victoria Ground. As home of Stoke FC, this site was a big part of the local community and I know that I, along with many others, am looking forward to seeing the area being redeveloped and becoming part of the community again.”
An award-winning housebuilder, St. Modwen Homes is the housebuilding brand of St. Modwen, the UK’s largest regeneration specialist. The housebuilder has developed a reputation for building design-led homes that combine contemporary aesthetics, including oversized windows, with traditional features such as high ceilings.
More information about St. Modwen Homes can be found on Twitter and Instagram (@StModwenHomes) and on, where people can also register their interest in the new homes at Victoria Park. Additionally, a Facebook page (Victoria Park by St. Modwen Homes) has also now been set up where people will be updated with all the latest news regarding the development.