New Burslem development named after local resident

Saddlers Park

A brand new development of 24 apartments and 13 houses in Sadlers Park, Burslem has now opened its doors to its first  residents and been officially named Reeves Court after a Midland Heart employee who died of cancer in July 2013.

Harry Reeves a rent payment officer at Midland Heart, a housing and care organisation which has been heavily involved with the Sadler's Park re-development, now has a building named in his honour.

Kath Faulkner, Harry's sister commented: "We're so touched Harry's colleagues have chosen to remember him in this way, it's a great testament to how he was thought of and we miss him very much."

Gathering to name the apartment building and welcome new residents to their homes marks the completion of the fourth and final phase of the development, which has bought a total of 120 new and affordable homes to the area.

Gary Hardy, Head of Income at Midland Heart said: "This is a very fitting tribute to a colleague who gave so much in his time at Midland Heart I was honoured to be at the unveiling and pleased he will be remembered in his home town for many years to come."

Midland Heart has developed the former James Sadler site with partners Countryside Properties Ltd, Stoke on Trent City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The £3.5 million development consists of a mix of one and two bedroomed apartments and two and three bedroom houses, all for affordable rent.

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