Woking.. is situated in north-west Surrey, approximately 25 miles from London. Woking was originally a village located at what is now known as Old Woking with the current location of the town centre being open heathland.
With the arrival of the Basingstoke Canal and then the railway in 1838, Woking suddenly became more accessible from London and, in the 1800's, the present town started to develop when London had a shortage of land.
The links with London still echo today with many moving out of London to live in Woking with their families, offering them a greener lifestyle and being able to commute so easily back into the City Centre – a mere 23 minutes into Waterloo.
Woking is one of the leading towns in the country adopting greener energy technologies with several combined heat and power stations throughout the borough. With over 62,000 residents Woking town is the focal point of the Borough, with major retail, employment, cultural and entertainment facilities. Having undergone extensive revamping over the last two years, the train station and walkway, Wolsey Place shopping centre and the Peacocks centre are due to have a £7.3 million facelift over the coming year.
Arts and leisure are well documented here in Woking with HG Wells using Horsell Common as the setting of his novel War of the Worlds, the Lightbox is an Arts and Heritage centre designed by Marks Barfield – architects of the London Eye and of course there are areas of beauty such as Horsell Moor, the Basingstoke Canal and plenty of parks surrounding the town.
Woking is also home to Woking football club, Pyrford Cricket club - one of the oldest in Surrey and who can forget the most famous export Paul Weller who lived in Stanley Road!
Katie began her career in fashion retail but it wasn't until 6 years ago when an opportunity arose at our Walton on Thames branch that she decided to follow her interest in property and join Aston Mead as a trainee lettings consultant. Eighteen months later and after moving to our Woking Office to gain experience in a very different type of lettings market, she returned to Walton on Thames as Assistant Manager before promotion again, this time to Manager.
During this time she studied for her ARLA Technical award in Residential Lettings and Property Management and within a year had qualified as a member of ARLA. In 2012 having managed the Walton Branch for two and a half years she was then given the opportunity to move back to Woking, an office in which she had thoroughly enjoyed working in, but this time as Manager.
In her spare time Katie enjoys cooking but also loves nothing better than going out to dinner and spending time with family and friends particulary if a glass or two of wine is involved!
Rob began his career in estate agency in the mid 90’s and for many years ran successful agency businesses in both London and Surrey as well as a riverside specialist agency covering riverside property sales and rentals from Henley to Central London which was primarily upmarket and bespoke riverside homes.
Having spent the last 3 years working on the south coast he has recently returned to home to Surrey and is keen to get into the Woking property market having joined Aston Mead as Sales Manager.
Meet the Woking team
Letting: Rebecca Tiller, Katie YeatmanSales: Beatrice Devaney-Satchell, Gail Brodie