As many may be aware work is now well under way on the new Techniquest Discovery Centre.
Just before Christmas, Techniquest provided the following update
“After months of planning and consulting we’re delighted to reveal that this Monday (December 16th) will see work on our new home in the town centre begin.Following months of preparation visitors to the town centre will now be able to see changes being made as we work on stripping out the building and the start of our future site takes shape. Spatial Office Environment will begin the works with visible changes to be seen and an exciting couple of months ahead within the heart of Wrexham.
In the summer of 2019 we announced that we had secured funding for our re-location to the town centre as well as a complete re-brand including our name.
The property on Henblas Street has been vacant since 2011 having previously been used for retail, but it will now breathe new life into the centre of Wrexham.
With work beginning we will soon be ready to close the current site that has stood us well for 16 years and head into the heart of the community, something we have dreamt of as an organisation for more than a year.
We have consulted with the local community from across a diverse range of backgrounds to ensure that it will be a Science Discovery Centre for all.
Community Outreach Coordinator Vaughan York – who has been engaging with the community throughout the process – said:
“It will be great to see people on site and for the building to begin taking shape. I am excited to see our future home start to form.
“We’ve been consulting with as many members of the community as we can, from a variety of backgrounds. It’s key that this becomes a science hub for the local communities and boosts not only our own organisation, but those around us within Wrexham”.
Scot Owen, Centre Manager for Techniquest Glyndwr said:
“It’s a strange feeling to finally have work on the building itself begin, with the team having worked so hard to get to this stage.
“I said in the summer just how delighted we were to secure the move and now we can see the hard work put in take shape over the coming months.
“We hope those who spend time in the town centre enjoy seeing the positive changes being made to the building and are as excited as we are to watch it grow into a town centre asset once more”
This £2.8million project includes £1.75million grant funding awarded by the Inspiring Science Fund and £750,000 from Welsh Government’s Targeted Regeneration Investment programme.
The Inspiring Science Fund scheme is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome.
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Until the move to the new premises Techniquest will continue to operate from the Gyndwr Campus.
For full information visit their website.