The college was founded in 1892 by Charles Walker as the Centre for Art and Science Classes and was originally based in Oakengates, Shropshire. From 1913 until the Second World War it was based in the former Coffee House and Recreation Centre in Market Street which was since demolished by the Telford Development Corporation. The college moved to a new site, built in 1926, down Hartsbridge Road becoming the Walker Technical College. In the 1960s it opened a larger campus on Haybridge Road in Wellington which became the part of new town of Telford.
Walking up to the imposing front door you will be pleased when you go in, there are the normal letter boxes and the fire alarm panels but on pressing the button for your particular apartment the door opens to a wide entrance with paintings on the wall, really attractive attention to details and a view down a few steps to the communal conservatory with its chandeliers, sofas and easy chairs. A quiet place to read or to meet other residents.
Simply indulgent steps down to a space to sit and meet other occupants or to greet your guests. Gives access to the car parking area and the communal gardens through french doors. Sofas and easy chairs and lovely glistening chandeliers.
Filled with quality equipment for the residents use
with a sauna as well. All designed to take the stress of a busy life away and a step away from number 9.
Unusually the apartment, although in the
building, has only the frontage as part of the building plus no one lives above you and no one lives under you. Three sides of the apartment are not attached. Not quite detached but a long way towards it. Your own private capsule It is light and airy and really smart.
Living room and dining area
13' 5'' x 16' 1'' (4.09m x 4.90m)
Beautifully appointed with gorgeous coving in keeping with the age of the property, two high windows giving plenty of light, room for the dining table. Really comfortable and appealing room. Two light fittings and radiator.
7' 6'' x 17' 11'' (2.28m x 5.46m)
A tale of two halves, this high end kitchen has one half the utility area with fitted washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, units and granite style work surfaces, window and the other half the kitchen end with cooker, hood and hob and oven. Circular sink with mixer tap, granite style work tops and attractive units, window.
A bathroom to be spoilt in with its double shower cubicle and most attractive stand alone bath Wash hand basin in vanity unit and w.c. Smartly tiled floors and walls. Ladder radiator. Window.
13' 5'' x 9' 10'' (4.09m x 2.99m)
The master bedroom is a good sized room with wardrobes, window and lovely coving to the ceiling.
13' 9'' x 7' 5'' (4.19m x 2.26m)
A good sized room with allocated space for wardrobe. A wardrobe unit with glazing, (this could be removed making a much bigger floor space) window to the rear. Radiator.
Communal gardens and gated car parking
Two allocated spaces, a fenced bin compound, and a gate that leads to a delightful communal garden.
The car park is accessed by electric gates and is wide and spacious.
Oakengates railway station about five to ten minute walk away local shops, plenty of public transport. Motorway link close by and easy access to more local transport links.