Video: Do you want to explore Chapter Court?
A call has gone out to any prospective businesses, entrepreneurs or just interested people who want to look at what the new Chapter Court redevelopment in the city centre could mean for them.
Last week Wrexham.com toured the redevelopment work off Queen’s Square in Wrexham city centre alongside Carl Turner from Chapter Court and representatives from Wrexham Council, including Lead Member for the Economy Nigel Williams.
The new branding is now visible from Queen Street and Rhosddu Road, and on a unit off Hope Street that will link through to a new courtyard space with conversion work progressing well. Familiar units have been refurbished and modernised, with a bright industrial feel, and some of the larger spaces have been split into smaller more manageable and commercially relevant units.
The first stage of the ambitious project – will be known as Chapter One – is expected to be complete and open for business by Spring 2023.
Chapter One is situated in the retail units lining Hope Street, Queen Street and Rhosddu Road, which the developers are calling for startups, boutique shops and independent traders to occupy.
TownSq, which runs the Wrexham Enterprise Hub on behalf of Business Wales, is offering a range of support schemes to help locally-run businesses to fill the units.
Chapter Court traders will have full access to support from the team at the Hub, including a coworking membership, free development programmes for growing startups, networking events and expert surgeries covering topics from bookkeeping to HR.
In the above video Carl explains, “I think we’re up to about 40 different inquiries with anything from food and drink to clothing, it’s been really incredible. We are super excited to see what inquiries come through and as the different chapters progress so Chapter One A to Chapter One B.
“This is half of what’s available at this moment in time and then later in the year year we will start moving into the courtyard as well where we’ll start doing all the the food and
drink side of things”
Ian Stone from TBE (Southern) Limited, the property firm behind the project, said: “Wrexham has phenomenal potential to be a hub for business, trade and culture. It already has a rich history as a market town, but is still a high-performing local economy today, having seen growth of 40% since 2010.
“This puts the town in a fantastic position to establish itself as a place where entrepreneurship and community thrives, and Chapter Court looks to be at the centre of this. It comes at a time when town centres everywhere are seeing reduced footfall and the rise of online shopping or food ordering, but having somewhere for local people to meet and spend their money is essential to a strong economy and community.
“A revival of Wrexham’s town centre has long been at the fore of many people’s hopes, and we feel that this exciting and contemporary development has what is needed to make it a focal point for people of all ages once again.”
To learn more about Chapter Court or to enquire about trading from a Chapter One unit, visit chaptercourt.co.uk, call 07768 354 163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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