Updated: Jan 10
North Wales Science Ltd completes building purchase
Change of use approved by Wrexham CBC
Public thoroughfare plans revealed.
Techniquest Glyndwr is thrilled to confirm that the purchase of the property within the centre of Wrexham – formerly occupied by TJ Hughes – has been completed.
North Wales Science Ltd has successfully procured the building and now work can begin creating a new science discovery centre within the heart of the community.
In June 2019 it was revealed that we had successfully acquired funding to make the purchase and create a brand new experience for visitors and schools alike, with the ball firmly rolling on the next steps for TQG.
In what is set to be an exciting 12-months for the organisation, the community are now being consulted on all aspects of the new centre. The purchase of the building is a major step towards the occupation of the Henblas Square property.
Planning has been submitted and approved for change of use by Wrexham County Borough Council for the centre that will include exhibition space, café, science shop, laboratories and theatre space.
The centre will also include a public thoroughfare, a welcome return for visitors to Wrexham town centre. More information on work at the site and plans are set to be revealed in the coming months.
Techniquest Glyndwr Centre manager Scot Owen said:
“The purchase of the building is a positive stride towards us occupying our new home and we’re thrilled that this has been completed.
“We were delighted with the response from the public and local businesses alike when we were finally able to announce that funding was in place to re-locate and now those in and around the town centre will be sure to spot changes and progress being made to the building over the coming months.
“With the change of use being approved and the plans in place for an excellent facility which includes the welcome return of the walkway linking Henblas Square and Chester Street the ball is firmly rolling.
“The chance to bring a Science Discovery Centre into the town centre and firmly embed ourselves within the community is fantastic and we can’t wait to reveal more news very soon”.