Plans could see 24 apartments built above shops in Wrexham town center

Plans have been submitted which could see 24 apartments built above shops in Wrexham town centre.

A request has been made to provide accommodation in a unit on Regent Street, which formerly housed the UnDegUn arts space and JJB Sports store.

It would see the top two floors of the building, parts of which have also been used as offices, transformed to create one and two bedroom apartments.

It follows a number of similar proposals to develop living spaces above shops in the middle of Wrexham approved in recent years.

In a planning statement, the architects acting on behalf of JSM Company Group applicants said the apartments would help regenerate the town centre.

They said: “The proposed development makes positive use of recently vacant space in an already established area, using a derelict building in the town.

“The residential units can accommodate single occupants or small families due to the type of house.

“Affordability is a growing problem in the region and a growing problem that creates specific challenges for the local population.

The leader:

“The app supports the need for different house types to maintain population levels and to address urban density issues.

“The gated development can contribute to the area’s identified regeneration programs and reduce worsening property vacancy rates.”

The proposals show that 12 apartments would be created on each of the upper floors.

An empty space will be left in the center of the building to let in daylight.

Although no mention is made of parking facilities, the app does note the availability of nearby car parks and bus and train services.

The Wrexham board are expected to make a decision on the plans at a later date.

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