Wrexham projects to share over half a million pounds

Three projects aimed at regenerating areas of the town are set to progress after securing Welsh Government funding.

Wrexham has received an additional £530,000 as part of the Vibrant & Viable Places programme.

Up to £150,000 of the funding will support the acquisition and refurbishment of the Miners Rescue Centre on Maesgwyn Road. The provision of funding will allow the Grade II listed building to be purchased by the Wrexham Warehouse Project. The charity’s aim is to provide a self-build project for young adults coming through the care system which, when completed, would create 7 affordable accommodation units with a room for a live-in site supervisor. It will also help preserve a part of Wrexham’s coal-mining heritage.

With many commercial properties within the town centre in need of investment to bring them up to the required standards, £250,000 will be spent on commercial property improvements. The project will support new or existing businesses to invest in the area and create a more attractive area for people to live, work and visit.

Finally, £130,000 will improve housing in an area of south west Wrexham, refurbishing properties and undertaking environmental improvement works.
Local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths has welcomed the extra funding and praised the Welsh Government for its continued support.

She said: “People do not always recognise the amount of investment that takes place in Wrexham but over the past few years, over £11m of Welsh Government funding has been secured specifically aimed at regenerating areas of the town.”
“These latest projects will not only rejuvenate and energise Wrexham but also help create jobs, increase affordable housing supply, improve community facilities and enable local residents to develop employability skills.”