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Oriel Begins 3 Year Nomadic Journey To People’s Market

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015.

The Oriel Wrecsam Gallery is to relocate and open in a temporary location in the town centre next month.

The current venue is earmarked as a probable site for a new town centre police station, with the current gallery space due to close at the end of March and move to a new site in the town centre. Work is currently under-way developing a temporary site on Chester Street, which will launch in the Spring.

The relocation of the Oriel Gallery was first mooted last Spring when it was first revealed that North Wales Police were looking to relocate their town centre police station to the gallery space on Rhosddu Road – as pictured below:


Over the past few months work has been taking place on the proposed creation of an Arts and Cultural Hub in the Peoples Market on Chester Street – with proposals to develop a detailed design and plan given the go ahead by Councillors last month.

A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “An exciting period in Oriel Wrecsam’s history and Wrexham’s cultural heritage is upon us.

“We are making the move to a new, purpose built arts and culture hub in the heart of Wrexham town centre and we want you to come along with us.

“There will be some rough moments along the way as we undertake nomadic projects for a period of up to three years, but we assure you the end results will be worth waiting for. Pay us a visit at our new temporary home at Chester Street.”

Back last year we live tweeted the council meeting where the nomadic nature of the Oriel was revealed:

Picture: A view from the library car park towards Waterworld, with added nomads.

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