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Design team announced for new Football Museum for Wales in Wrexham

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hsd, together with architectural partners Purcell, is delighted to confirm that our team has been selected to work with Wrexham Council and the Welsh Government to develop designs for a new Football Museum for Wales, set within the redeveloped Wrexham Museum.

Major refurbishment work will be carried out so that both the Football Museum and Wrexham Museum can exist side by side.

Over the next few months, our team looks forward to engaging with the public and stakeholders to develop compelling designs for the new museum, together with visitor facilities and plans for public programmes. In addition to the new Football Museum, Wrexham Museum’s displays will be refreshed and enlarged as part of the project.

David Donoghue, Creative Director at hsd writes: “We are proud to be working with Wrexham Council, the Welsh Government and communities across Wales to develop a new, dynamic museum experience to enable everyone to actively engage with their heritage. We can’t wait to start exploring the rich stories and collections, and to create impactful and exciting proposals.”

Purcell Associate, Jane Roylance, said: “Purcell are delighted to have the opportunity to continue working with Wrexham Council, supporting hsd and the project sponsors to achieve their vision for a Football Museum for Wales and for Wrexham Museum; an iconic building in the heart of historic Wrexham.”

New Welsh Government Deputy Minister responsible for Arts and Sport Dawn Bowden said, “I am delighted to see that real progress is now being made in moving this very significant project for Wrexham and Northeast Wales forward and I look forward to working with Wrexham Council to bring this exciting development to completion.”

Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships Public Protection and Community Safety, Cllr Hugh Jones said: “The new Football Museum will be a major new attraction for Wrexham town centre, drawing visitors from all over the country and beyond. It will tell the story of football in Wales in all its diversity, from the clubs and supporters across the country, all the way up to the national teams and their historic achievements.

“We are delighted to welcome Haley Sharpe Design and look forward to seeing this exciting project progressing as we move towards the next stage of its development.”

Wrexham Council’s Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft, said: “The appointment of such a strong world class design team reflects the commitment both of the Council and the Welsh Government to create a museum which will recognise the importance of football in Wales and secure Wrexham’s place as the spiritual home of football in Wales.

“This significant step forward for the project comes at a hugely exciting time for football fans here in Wrexham and across Wales. We congratulate the national team for their fantastic achievements this summer and for adding another thrilling chapter to Welsh football history. ”

Image Caption: Cllr Hugh Jones (WCBC Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety), Ron Watson (hsd Project Manager), Marc Johnson (WCBC Procurement Assistant), Jane Roylance (Purcell AABC Architect), David Donoghue (hsd Creative Director), Katie Pampoulos (hsd Activity Planner), Steve Grenter (WCBC Heritage Services Manager), Joshua Price (WCBC Project Manager).