Wrexham magistrates’ court to undergo £5.4m transformation

  • New investment to enhance facilities at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court
  • The building will be made more secure and accessible for disabled users
  • Part of the Government’s £142m funding to improve courts across England and Wales

The project will see a new, state-of-the-art two-storey ‘custody suite’ built, which will securely detain more defendants and keep the public safe.

Further modifications are proposed to improve accessibility for disabled users, including the installation of a new lift so people can get to the court easier.

The upgrade will be delivered by Spring 2021 and is the first milestone in the £142 million investment by government to improve and modernise courtrooms across England and Wales.

Courts Minister, Chris Philp, said:

This investment will allow Wrexham Magistrates’ Courts to better serve its community, delivering jobs locally and dramatically enhancing its ability to hear more cases.

It is the just the latest example of our commitment to give courts the resources needed to uphold the rule of law and deliver swifter justice for victims.

The plans seek to help modernise the court and will consider sustainability initiatives to improve the energy performance of the building and reduce its impact on the environment. The work will be completed by local contractors where possible, delivering jobs and investment to the area.

Today’s announcement is part of an extra £285 million earmarked to improve courts and prisons this year which will see hundreds of businesses supported and thousands of jobs created.

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