An abandoned garage threatened with demolition has now been officially unveiled as new offices.

The offices are based behind the Glyn Wylfa Trust building and cafe, Chirk, and is already in use after one business took up part of the new two-story building.

Chirk councillors came along to have a look inside the developed site and to watch as it was officially unveiled.

Mick Ramsey, chairman of Glyn Wylfa board said: “When we first took this project on, we received funding from the community asset transfer scheme which was from the Welsh Assembly Government and the Big Lottery Fund.

“Ultimately, we ended up with enough money to renovate three of the four buildings, and this one was left sitting empty for a while.

“However, after the success of Glyn Wylfa, we were able to develop the fourth building. Our plan was to convert the old garage space into a two-story office block.

“We got planning, Davies Brothers of Llangollen did the work and it’s been a success. We have one tenant in there at the moment – Middledale Foods, and they love it.”

Mr Ramsey added: “It’s just chalk and cheese when you compare the way the building looked before and after. It’s hard to believe the difference; it’s become a really impressive office facility.”

Wrexham Councillor for Chirk South, Terry Evans, was asked to officially open the new offices.

He said: “There was a time when Wrexham wanted to demolish this site and put houses on it, so the work the directors have done is fantastic.

“To have the vision they have to push this forward and make it happen is a real credit to them.

“I would like to thank everyone at Glyn Wylfa for their hard work and I hope Middledale Foods have a long and pleasant time here in Chirk.”