NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 2013.
A former ESSO Petrol Station on the western gateway to town will be demolished to make way for future redevelopment – locally rumoured to be a retail outlet.
The current site on Regent St, opposite the entrance to Wrexham General Station, contains a single story sales building, a car wash plus the petrol station foyer which has the usual petrol station style ‘roof’.
The supporting documents mentions that the pavement should not be closed if and when the demolition takes place.
Any work will not take place during rush hour on Mold Road and Regent Street – stated at 8am-9am and 4:30pm to 6pm.
The old fuel tanks have been empty for a while, and have been made safe by being filled with water.
Hotel Development and Change Of Use In Chester
Next door and over the railway line work is well underway for the construction of a new Premier Inn – story here.
Up the road in Chester a freshly built hotel on the ‘Fountains Roundabout’ has a planning application in to convert it to student accommodation. Professor Tim Wheeler, Chester Uni’s vice-chancellor, said “Being equidistant between the university’s main campus and the city centre, the Travelodge occupies an ideal location.”
The two year old Travel Lodge is further away from Chester Uni than the Premier Inn is to Glyndwr’s campus.
(Image kindly supplied by Graham Lloyd – who has a website with other local images viewable here!)