North East Wales

£2m boost for Brymbo steelworks park project

Brymbo iron and steel works site Image copyright Commission Air Ltd
Image caption The group plans to make the wider site more accessible to the public with footpaths and bridleways

Plans to regenerate a former iron and steelworks site in Wrexham have been given a £2m boost.

Brymbo Heritage Group (BHG) will use the money from Big Lottery Fund to create a parkland around the site.

The group's other plans including using nine old buildings to create a heritage centre, learning facilities, business units, shops and apartments.

Brymbo steelworks employed about 2,500 people at its peak but it closed in 1990 after almost 200 years.

Chairman Colin Davies said: "The money will help so much."

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