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New development boost for Wellington

New development boost for Wellington

Telford & Wrekin Council will shortly be submitting a planning application for the demolition of the modern college buildings at the former New College site on King Street, Wellington.

The demolition will leave the Edwardian school building – which has recently been granted Grade ll Listed status – in place.

The application will seek permission to remove the main school buildings and the bridge link to the original school building whilst respecting its listed status and setting within the site.

The demolition of the buildings will take place in phases, the first phase being the demolition of the buildings immediately behind the original school building.

The demolition work is due to start later in 2020 and a mixed use development of the site is being considered.

Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Economy, Housing, Transport & Infrastructure said: “The redevelopment of the former New College site will provide a great opportunity to bring new investment into Wellington.

“We are talking to a range of partners about the future of the site and we are fully committed to protecting the listed building on the frontage.”

The former New College site is seen as strategically important for the future social and economic prosperity of the centre of Wellington.

Did you go to New College?

12 thoughts on “New development boost for Wellington

  • This makes my blood boil when Haughton Special School were supposed to move to this site last Sept following over a year of consultations and false promises by the council to have the rug pulled out from under us after they had slated the current provision for not being good enough! Disgusting.

  • My son must be bad omen for schools he went to Brindleyford which has since been knocked down. He went to old ad dab which has been knocked down and he went to new college which looks like part of will be demolished… Crikey as he has left home now wonder when our house will be scheduled to be demolished.

  • Yes i did – i was there when the modern buildings were being built and move with my tutorial class into what we called the Goldfish bowl! this was 1982- 1985. loved my time there.

  • I have mixed feelings about my time there (2011-2013) but it’s fucked up that they’re just going to tear it down.


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