North East Wales

Brymbo steelworks group given £50k for machine shop revamp

Brymbo iron and steel works site Image copyright Commission Air Ltd
Image caption Brymbo steelworks closed in 1990

Plans to convert a former steelworks building in Wrexham into a visitor centre have taken another step forward.

Brymbo Heritage Trust has received £50,000 to fund architectural designs to convert a 1920s machine shop building on the sprawling site.

The plans will be used to seek a further £1.15m from the Big Lottery Fund for the regeneration project.

The trust aims to re-use nine buildings, opening a heritage centre, learning facilities and business units.

The site employed about 2,500 people at its peak, but closed in 1990 after almost 200 years.

Image copyright Brymbo Heritage Trust
Image caption An artist's impression of the Machine Shop building

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