Anwyl Partnerships has begun work at the Cefn Mawr site, delivering 34 affordable homes for Wales & West Housing.
All the homes in the development will be available to rent, including two and three-bed houses, as well as two one and two-bed bungalows.
Under a previous ownership, the site had been left in state of decay for almost 15 years, Anwyl said.
Mike Nevitt, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “It’s fantastic to see this project under way. It is an important site in terms of its location that not only represents an important regeneration kickstarter but will create much needed additional housing stock within Wrexham.”
Initial site clearance works have now started. Anwyl is working to a 15-month programme, with handover expected in November 2022.
Gary Cook, regional development manager for Wales & West Housing in North Wales, said: “There is a continued shortage of high quality affordable homes in the Wrexham area and we are pleased that our new homes at Wrenbury Court will help alleviate this.”
Anwyl Partnerships is also seeking to build 79 homes in St Helens, while the group’s construction arm has resubmitted plans for 142 apartments in Waterloo, north Liverpool.