WORK is set to begin next month on a major expansion to Wrexham Industrial Estate

Earlier this week FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has secured planning approval for a 1m sq.ft warehouse and logistics development alongside an ecology zone at Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The approval signals a major employment opportunity for the area, creating up to 1,000 jobs.

The development, named Wrexham 1M, will be situated on approximately 25 hectares of land within the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The plans, approved by Wrexham Council, will see a 29-acre enhanced ecology zone sit alongside 1m sq.ft of warehouse and logistics space.

Plans include ancillary office space and mezzanine storage, with FIREM offering customisable space to meet occupier requirements.

FIREM will also work alongside the North Wales Wildlife Trust to deliver a new ecology zone on adjacent land, providing enhanced habitats for local wildlife.

Across FIREM’s presence at Wrexham Industrial Estate, around 75 acres of land will now be dedicated to enhanced ecological areas.

The company has invested more than £136 million at Wrexham Industrial Estate since 2006, with commercial partners generating £50m of economic benefit to the region each year. 


Construction work will start at Wrexham 1M in June, with a programme of ecological improvements and mitigation measures, before breaking ground later this year.

Tim Knowles, Founder and Managing Director of FI Real Estate Management said: “This latest milestone in Wrexham builds on our long-term strategy to drive employment opportunities in North Wales. We’re committed to ensuring our work delivers real social and economic impact for the community.

“Currently 4,000 people are employed by our existing community at Wrexham Industrial Estate and this latest milestone has the potential to create another 1,000 jobs for local residents.

“We’re consistently seeing rising demand in Wrexham for high-quality, flexible industrial space that meets occupier sustainability targets, and we’ve already had significant interest in our latest space, Wrexham 1M.”