Nathan wins name game

10 Year old Nathan Dobson from Marden Bridge Middle School Tyne and Wear with teacher Miss Ann Humphries and Eric Cruice from McCarthy and Stone at the new development in Whitley Bay'Photo: John Millard/UNP10 Year old Nathan Dobson from Marden Bridge Middle School Tyne and Wear at the new McCarthy and Stone development in Whitley Bay'Photo: John Millard/UNP
10 Year old Nathan Dobson from Marden Bridge Middle School Tyne and Wear with teacher Miss Ann Humphries and Eric Cruice from McCarthy and Stone at the new development in Whitley Bay'Photo: John Millard/UNP10 Year old Nathan Dobson from Marden Bridge Middle School Tyne and Wear at the new McCarthy and Stone development in Whitley Bay'Photo: John Millard/UNP
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YOUNGSTER Nathan Dobson has won a competition to name a new retirement development in Whitley Bay.

Nathan Dobson came up with the name Marden Court for the new apartments in Grosvenor Drive.

The ten-year-old, a pupil at Marden Bridge Middle School, chose the name after reading about the former Marden Quarry, now a nature reserve, nearby.

The name was chosen from a host of suggestions by pupils at the Lovaine Avenue school in response to a challenge by developer McCarthy & Stone.

Sales and marketing director Fiona Brooks said: “We pride ourselves on building communities and not just homes, so we always aim to select names for our new developments that will have real meaning to the local residents.

“Being able to work alongside the students at Marden Bridge Middle School has helped us to gain a better understanding of the local community as a whole, and we have been really impressed by the amount of valuable research they each put in to coming up with some great names. We really can’t thank Nathan enough for suggesting Marden Court.”

When complete, Marden Court will provide 25 apartments for people over the age of 60.