TY PAWB in Wrexham has been praised by an international planning agency which described the attraction as a "cultural gem."

The multi-award winning arts, markets and community hub has been featured in a glowing case study by Amsterdam based urban planning agency – Pop Up City.

Pop Up City is an agency which specialises in strategies to create places that are future-proof. They help governments, non-profits and enterprises to create places that are liveable, authentic and sustainable.

Their latest case study took place in the heart of Wrexham, focusing on the city's popular Tŷ Pawb venue.

It reads: “In the heart of the Welsh town of Wrexham lies a cultural gem that celebrates art, community and creativity. Tŷ Pawb…. a more inspiring example of multifunctional redevelopment than Tŷ Pawb cannot be found.

"In this hybrid community centre in Wrexham, housed in an old market hall, everything flows together harmoniously.

"From cultural events to market stalls for local entrepreneurs — a place has been created here that gives every city dweller a reason to visit.”


Tŷ Pawb also received international endorsement by hosting the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art as part of their 2023 Annual Congress. 

Lead member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “Tŷ Pawb’s international reputation continues to grow year by year, and we are seeing increased interest from high profile organisations who wish to learn more about this innovative approach to repurposing and re-vitalising a city centre public building.

“Congratulations to the team of staff, traders, volunteers and the members of Wrexham’s creative community who continue to work hard every day to bring success to our city’s ‘cultural gem’.”