With just a couple of days left until Wrexham’s new arts and market facility officially opens to the public, we took a quick trip round this afternoon to see how things were progressing.
It’s been all hands on deck at Tŷ Pawb over the past few days, with the building formally handed over from the contractors to Wrexham Council at the end of last week.
Finishing touches are still underway across the site, with new bespoke tables and benches being assembled in the food court area.
Yesterday also saw the start of the installation of Wal Pawb – a large scale public artwork created by Newcastle-based artist, Katie Cuddon, to ‘celebrate the coming together of the arts and market’.
Traders have also started to move their stock into their market stalls; which we are unofficially told have all been fully let. However whilst some may not be in Tŷ Pawb for the official opening, we’re told that signage indicating what visitors can expect to see in the stalls in the near future, will be in place for next week.
The main gallery space was being kitted out with the first exhibits, and the performance space area had the audio and visual systems fully tested.
The 104 seater mini-theatre space was being cleaned after the hand over, with a lectern polished ahead of the formal opening on Thursday – with the huge biggest budget single day public event we can remember for the town centre taking place on Monday!
With the official public opening of Tŷ Pawb taking place on Monday 2nd April / Bank Holiday Monday it gives a chance for everyone to visit the new centre and see what it holds for them…