WREXHAM Council has been awarded £500,000 to tackle empty properties in the city centre.

Welsh Government has announced that the funding has been awarded to the local authority in an attempt to tackle empty properties in Wrexham city centre. 

The £500,000 has been awarded via the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Loans Programme to repurpose and improve properties and reduce the amount of empty properties.

The award will be used to extend the available loan funding for the city centre to specifically repurpose and improve properties and reduce the amount of empty properties present.

The loan is for key buildings and developments within Wrexham city centre and interest-free loans of up to £500,000 (50% of the cost) are available to help with the acquisition and improvements to key properties within Wrexham town centre.

Loans can be used towards acquiring, refurbishing, converting and redeveloping properties, subject to securing the necessary planning permission and other consents.


Cllr Nigel Williams Lead Member for Economy and Regeneration said: “This is fantastic news for the city centre and will support a number of empty properties to be revitalised and reutilised, in turn providing job opportunities for local residents along with growth to the local economy.

"We are grateful to Welsh Government for their continued support of Wrexham.”

You can visit the council's website to find out more details.