The structure has undergone a major transformation over the past 18 months, turning it from a tired 1960s monolith into a modern, vibrant building – fit for providing modern public services.
Earlier today (Tuesday, March 15) the offices were opened by the Mayor of Wrexham Councillor Ronnie Prince, as well as the Leader of Wrexham Council, Councillor Mark Pritchard, and the Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft.
The opening coincides with a gradual return to the office for many council staff following long periods working from home during the pandemic.
And later this year, Wrexham’s new Community Wellbeing Hub – combining health services, social care and voluntary sector support, in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, will also open at the site.
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The work has been undertaken by local firm Reed Construction, with the help of Welsh Government funding.
Reduced carbon footprint
The Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Ronnie Prince, says:
“This has been an incredible piece of development that’s given new life to a building that desperately needed modernisation.
“It’s now a key building in the town centre, and will provide a base for social care staff, as well as a new location for the council’s Education and Early Intervention Department.”
Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of Wrexham Council, says:
“The transformation has been incredible, and we now have a flexible workspace suitable for delivering modern services for local people.
“Around 625 staff will use Crown Buildings as a base, increasing the footfall in the town centre. The offices will include desks, breakout areas, video-conferencing and other facilities providing employees with the tools and environment they need.
“We’ve also improved the building’s energy performance, which has been a key driver from the outset.”
Ian Bancroft, Chief Executive, says:
“We’ve worked closely with the contractor to improve the thermal efficiency of the building, and we’ve also used the roof space to house solar panels that will further reduce its carbon footprint.
“We now have a building that’s not only good for employees and the communities we serve, but also better for the environment.
“It’s everything that a modern, flexible workspace should be.”