THE official opening of the first phase of an £11 million scheme which will bring jobs to Wrexham will take place tomorrow.
Wrexham Council says the Western Gateway Project will attract businesses providing better paid jobs by improving access to the town’s technology park.
Phase one is valued at £1.8 million. A Wrexham Council spokesman said: “The opening completes phase one of the £11 million primary infrastructure scheme.
“The intention is for the Western Gateway to become a flagship initiative. The most pioneering aspect of it will be its development as a ‘green’ or ‘eco’ business park with the focus on sustainability and high environmental credentials.
“This focus will apply to the whole site from design to construction, to end use, including the roads, buildings, drainage and potentially, even the main power supply.
“In these difficult economic times, this presents a significant challenge but the council is determined to set an example in this field in order to contribute towards mitigating the effects of climate change.”
In the short-term, it aims to deliver a number of road and footpath improvements.
“These include the creation of a new road junction, pedestrian footpath and cycleway on Croesnewydd Road, a new road junction on Ruthin Road in the west and a new ‘spine-road’ linking the two new junctions through the Western Gateway site. This will open up the whole site for development.
“Its long-term objective is to build-out Wrexham Technology Park into its third phase, focusing on businesses that can help drive the Wrexham economy and make it more sustainable through, for example, the creation of new and better-paid jobs.
“It is likely that it will also deliver a significant number of new high quality homes.”