The Victorian geometric floor tiles situated in the main corridor of the
1905 Building, part of Sedgley House in the grounds of The Greater
Manchester Police Training Centre at Sedgley Park, must be one of the
most admired floors in the country.
The house is a Grade II listed building which was originally built by
the PETROCOKINO family in 1876 and used by nuns as a Teacher Training
College. The police shared the facilities for their training purposes
until 1979 after which they took sole control of SEDGELEY HOUSE and the
Geometric floor tiles are part of Britain’s heritage, originally used to
ornament churches and monasteries. This classic floor tile exhibits
today’s nostalgia for Victorian elegance and demonstrates a wonderful
timeless charm and character.
This original floor which is 50 metres long and 4 metres wide is over a
century old and has been maintained for many years by EASY SHINE one of
the products from the EVANS VANODINE FLOOR CARE RANGE.
The Facilities Cleaning Supervisor Julie Oakley said “We have always
been very proud of the floor and take great care in choosing the right
products to maintain it to the highest standard to ensure it looks as
pristine as the day it was originally laid all those many years ago”.