The saga of the sale of Telford & Wrekin Council’s civic offices to Asda is a long one which I won’t go into here but things are moving along now and Telford & Wrekin are getting ready to move into their offices.
The council has purchased Addenbrooke House in Ironmasters Way – until recently occupied by HMRC – to use as its new civic offices. It’s in a great location in the town centre area, on a busy walkway between the train station and the town centre and almost within touching distance of their Darby House office. It has good communication links, a large car park and a staff restaurant on the ground floor. The outside of the building is a bit dirty though and it could do with a good wash down. But why wash a building when you can paint it? White. In the rain. That’s a better use of taxpayers money, surely?
And I won’t go into the pay & display car park they’re operating from Addenbrooke House without planning permission, fining visitors to Telford who parked there to see the Olympic torch coming through town. Not yet anyway.