Techniquest Glyndŵr has just announced the successful conclusion of negotiations for an additional space that will soon be available for the popular Science Discovery Centre in Wrexham to engage new audiences in the excitement of science and technology.
The former TJ Hughes premises located between Chester Street and HenblasSquare, Wrexham has lain empty since 2011 when the retailer closed its doors in the town for the last time. With the signing of a 12 month agreement the building will now have a new lease of life, playing host to a programme of community science events, exhibitions and fundraising events which are being planned by Techniquest Glyndŵr to take place over the next year.
It is hoped that the events will be a prelude to the ambitious plans of North Wales Science Limited, the charity that runs Techniquest Glyndŵr, to move its operational base to the building in the centre of Wrexham in 2019.
Scot Owen the Centre Manager said:
“For a long time we have been looking at ways to have a more visible presence in Wrexham, and our current location has made it difficult to attract the sort of visitor numbers we want in order to ensure a longer term sustainable future for the centre.
The opening of the temporary town centre venue will be a great way to celebrate our 15th year of operation and we intend that this new presence will help ensure that Techniquest Glyndŵr will be thriving for many more years to come.”
Comments are now welcomed from our supporters including ideas on what could be incorporated within the new base - these would include activities, facilities, exhibitions or events. We are interested to hear from our visitors, annual pass holders, schools we have worked with, local businesses and industry and anybody that would like to see a science discovery centre to be proud of being located permanently in Wrexham town centre.
Any of our bids for funding to make the use of the town centre building will need to demonstrate engagement with the wider community so please share your thoughts!
Please leave your comments and ideas below with your suggestions