New images released of soon to be relocated Tourist Information Centre
Wrexham’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is set to relocate next year in a bid to increase and cater for visitor numbers and promote the Chester Street area as a “tourism and events destination”.
Currently based on Queens Square, the centre has welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors from across the world since opening back in 1991.
Although widely rumoured that the TIC would be relocating in the near future, the actual move was first publicly referenced in the draft document of the new business plan for Tŷ Pawb.
Wrexham Council has now released this series of images of how the new TIC could look.
The council have said: “A bright airy feel will welcome thousands of visitors each year and there’s the added bonus of a flexible space – shown with the tables and chairs in the impressions – that can be opened up in the evenings and weekends for events such as local food demos and local gin tastings.”
The council say the larger premises will also allow the TIC to showcase more and more of the delicious local produce that’s currently available aswell as what it sells now which includes Wrexham Lager, Aber Falls Gin, Rosie’s Cider, Aballu Chocolate, Halen Mon salt, Penderyn Whiskey, Dylan’s Sauces, Mrs Picklepot’s Jams and Tweedmill rugs.
The council added, “The new location is only a couple of minutes walk from where it is now and old and new visitors will benefit from a double fronted modern facility that caters for all visitors whether they’re looking for maps, tickets, what’s on in the area, a souvenir or travel advice and hotel accommodation. They’ll also be able to showcase more local produce than they currently have room for now!”
Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “We have been looking for suitable, larger premises for the TIC for some time and moving to the now empty former Oriel shops makes perfect economic sense. Visitor numbers to Wrexham are definitely on the up and they expect to find a flexible and modern TIC that is able to accommodate all their specific requests.”
Cllr Evans went on, “In addition to the many events that the town centre hosts we have on our doorstep a World Heritage Site, two National Trust properties and of course the outstanding natural beauty of Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley which attract visitors from across the globe. There are also sites of historical and industrial interest across the town centre and the county borough and we must be ready to receive increased visitor numbers in the coming years.”
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