Plans to create a Football Museum for Wales in Wrexham are taking another step forward this month.

Wrexham Museum, on Regent Street, has been home to the Welsh Football Collection since 2000, and plans have been in place to create a national football museum for Wales and a new museum for Wrexham – a museum of two halves.

The Museum of Two Halves project envisages the transformation of the current museum building through bold architectural interventions that preserve and even enhance the historic character of this 19th century landmark building.

The contractor who secures the construction work for this new visitor attraction will enjoy the challenge of delivering an ambitious scheme, sure in the expectation of massive public interest, a high profile for their completed works and a visible testament to their abilities in Wales’s newest city.

On September 22, the project management team are providing/provided an official ‘heads-up’ for construction firms with the necessary skills and experience to work on large projects, particularly those with experience of working on historic and heritage buildings, since the museum is in a grade 2 listed building.

The Leader: Plans for the museum Plans for the museum (Image: Wrexham Council)

The notice explains what will be involved construction wise in creating the new nationally styled museum in Wrexham city centre and provides details of when to visit the sell2wales website for more news for construction companies about this nationally important project.

Councillor Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Community Safety & Partnerships, said: “Our plans to create the new Football Museum and the new Wrexham Museum involve the transformation of the current museum building, while still respecting its historic architecture and character.

“Such work requires the involvement of a highly skilled and experienced construction company. This prior information notice is designed to ensure the construction world know that this project is coming soon and to be ready to compete for what will be a very newsworthy contract.”

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Wrexham is the birthplace of Welsh Football and has seen a growth in popularity thanks to the Hollywood takeover of Wrexham AFC.

The buzz surrounding football has also grown across the nation, with the Wales men’s team qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar and the women’s team making the play-offs for the first time in their World Cup.

Locally the excitement reached fever pitch when earlier this year Wrexham won the National League securing a return the Football League at the end of last season.

 The men’s and women’s team parade passed by the museum twice on its journey through a sea of emotional and overjoyed fans; all documented by camera crews from international TV stations and the makers of ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, a fly on the wall docu-series and tourism promotion team’s dream about the club and the city.

Wrexham County Borough Council would like to acknowledge the support of the Welsh Government, the UK Government (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.