Posted: Wed 19th Jun 2024

Wrexham indoor markets refurb on track for end of year completion for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

A large-scale renovation of Wrexham’s two historic indoor markets is on track for completion later this year.

Works one the Butchers and General Market began almost 12 months ago, with Welshpool-based SWG Construction leading the project on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council.

The Grade II-listed General markets are being refurbished as part of the Wrexham Townscape Heritage Scheme, funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Welsh Government – Transforming Towns Fund, and Wrexham County Borough Council capital programme.

Once complete the two markets will have been modernised whilst recognising their Victorian heritage.

Both markets will offer flexible units for traders, and the central stall layout is being redesigned to facilitate easier circulation.

The Butchers Market renovation will see a new layout of the central stalls in the market hall, aimed at increasing footfall and customer flow around the market.

Both the General and the Butchers Markets will also see improved services, a WiFi network, CCTV and improved disabled access.

Cllr Nigel Williams, Lead Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “It’s great to know this refurbishment is progressing well.

“The markets play an important part in the regeneration of the city centre and we’re all looking forward to their completion and reopening to traders and public alike later in the year.”

Other work carried out by SWG Construction on site has included installing and plastering perimeter stall ceilings and stud walls, underground drainage and ductwork, and the decoration and installation of steel and timber boarding in the General Market.


Jacqui Gough of SWG Construction said: “Work is progressing well on the renovation – it is an extensive programme of works, and we are sure it is something that the people of Wrexham will be proud of.

“The cafe is now complete and open to customers again, market stalls are being installed in the Butchers Market, and the second-fix joinery and second-fix mechanical and electrical services are progressing.

“Decoration is being carried out, and the stone repairs and facade work on the High Street is also progressing well. It has been an interesting project to work on, including the uncovering of several historic features incorporated into the refurbishment.”

You can view our video of progress of the markets’ refurb from March 2024 below.

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