A designer is to work with members of the community to help manufacture bespoke furniture for Wrexham’s new multi-million pound arts and market development.
Using funds from Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places scheme, Manchester based designer Tim Denton will work alongside the community to create 90% of the furniture to be used in the new facility.
Over the coming weeks and months Tim will lead sessions on skills such as wood turning to create elements such as chair legs for the new centre.
He will also be making use of various workshop facilities in Wrexham, including those at Caia Crafts and at Undegun in Regent Street.
It is hoped that skills learnt at these workshops will enable people to go forward to produce their own products in the future.
Tim said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started on the project. All participants have been really positive about their involvement in helping to make the various items of furniture for the facility.
“We’ll be wood turning, joint making and assembling a number of different items. I’m looking forward to see how people make their mark during the workshops.”
As well as learning key skills, participants will be visibly contributing to the legacy of the new facility.
Last week the name of the new arts and market development was unveiled as Tŷ Pawb – Everyone’s house – with 444 votes cast in favour of the new name.
The centre is due to open in spring 2018 and will feature market stalls, gallery space and three food outlets with open seating into the market space.
Pictured – an artist’s impression of how Tŷ Pawb will look once complete