New housing site in Leamington is named by local pupils

Kate Sayer with pupils from St Patrick's Primary School at the Sayer Court site.
Kate Sayer with pupils from St Patrick's Primary School at the Sayer Court site.

A new housing scheme in Leamington has been named after a famous car designer from the town by children from a neighbouring school.

Sayer Court is the name pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School chose for the new site in Tachbrook Road - which is a short walk from the school in Cashmore Avenue - after winning a competition to name it.

The name pays tribute to Leamington man Malcolm Sayer, the designer of the Jaguar E-Type car.

The Warwick District Council-run development of 81 properties replaces the Fetherston Court flats and the Sun in Splendour pub, and is expected to be complete by the autumn of 2016.

Malcolm’s daughter Kate Sayer, who joined some of the schoolchildren on a trip to meet the site developers, Willmott Dixon Housing.

District councillor Peter Phillips, responsible for policy on housing, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to involve members of our local community in this flagship development and congratulate St Patrick’s school for winning the competition.

“It has been fantastic to have shared this occasion with Kate Sayer and we very much hope that both the school pupils and Kate will be able to join us next year to celebrate the opening.”