Wrexham indoor markets Wrexham Council p. Lawray

Lawray Architects have drawn up the plans for the renovation of the grade-two listed site. Credit: via Lawray

Go-ahead for Wrexham Indoor Markets revitilisation

Wrexham Council has approved its plans for renovations to the grade-two listed site in the heart of the town centre.

The 5,700 sq ft site off Henblas Street was identified by Wrexham’s Townscape Heritage Scheme as one of 31 buildings in the town to be refurbished.

Renovations will see the modernisation of the General and Butchers’ Markets, including new layouts, WiFi, and CCTV.

The plans, drawn up by Lawray Architects, include the repair and renovation of the historic stall frontages and shop facades.

The perimeters of the Butchers Market stalls will be extended to provide extra display space. Central stalls will be arranged to improve orientation, and a breakout space will be created for dining space.

Renovations to the General Market will see its central stall layout changed to flexible units to improve circulation, and the introduction of a new café.

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Lawray Architects’ designs for the interior changes to the market. Credit: via planning documents

A basement will be built under the main entrance on the high street. New stairs and a lift will facilitate access for traders.

External enhancements will see the creation of disabled access off the high street.

TC Consult is the Project Manager on the development.

David Hughes, Director of Lawray Architects said “We are proud of the many award-winning contributions we have made to Wrexham’s built environment over the last 40 years and are pleased to support the Authority’s initiatives to revitalise the town.

“We see the re-imagining of the town’s markets as integral to that aim and are delighted to be entrusted with preserving and re-invigorating these significant buildings, releasing, and realising their potential for future generations”.

The application’s reference number for Wrexham Council is P/2022/0787.

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Nice scheme – sensitive and intelligent re-working of existing fabric and streetscape – well done.

By John Brennand

Good to see the local authority investing in the town centre; hopefully it serves as a catalyst for further investment from the private sector

By Anonymous

Lovely looking building and sounds a great project, these markets are so popular now, providing foodstuffs plus eating and drinking establishments, as in Bilbao for example.
Well done Wrexham.

By Anonymous

It would be good to see interior visualisations too Place North West

By Jim Dale

    Sure thing. Added one we found in the design & access statement. – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

Contextual and restrained – well done

By Mike Owen

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