A seven acre site with planning permission for more than 400 apartments has been put up for sale.
Wrexham Glyndwr University has appointed Legat Owen to market the the ‘surplus’ land on the Plas Coch campus.
Last week Wrexham.com reported that outline plans to build 410 residential apartments on the site were given the green light by planning committee members.
The development – which includes the demolition of the the ‘redundant student halls’ on Plas Coch Road – was described by the council’s planning officer as a “high density scheme in a sustainable location”, which would address the need for smaller properties and could reduce the number of HMOs in town.
Concerns were raised by some councillors over parking and traffic congestion over the plans for the 7.38-acre site.
However a majority of committee members voted in favour of approving the plans, with more detailed plans expected at a later date.
The site at ‘Glynwdnr University” (typo on top pic) now been listed for sale on the Legat Owen website.
Director at Legat Owen, Stephen Wade commented: “This is a significant instruction by Wrexham Glyndŵr University; Wrexham has a severe shortage of land with planning permission for residential development and we know that where development has taken place there is a pent-up demand for new housing.
“We are confident that this site will attract strong demand from both regional and national house builders. Marketing is now underway, and offers are being invited in late September.”
Lynda Powell, Director of Operations at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, added: “This is an important milestone in our vision for our Campus 2025 development strategy.
“The site is surplus to our requirements and therefore securing planning permission and disposing of this land enables us to progress with greater speed at making a huge difference to our main campus and will also make a positive contribution via residential development to help meet Wrexham’s housing need and bring more people to the town, securing future growth and economic prosperity.
“We’re a university of and for the community and Campus 2025 is the future landscape of Wrexham as well as our future and ambition. A positive economic impact is what Wrexham needs and Campus 2025 brings significant regeneration to Wrexham, not just to the university, helping to create a vibrant community.
“We look forward to working with the team at Legat Owen, who have provided us with strategic advice throughout, to help deliver a successful outcome.”
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