Plans to transform Grimsby Town Centre

Plans to transform Grimsby Town Centre

Plans to transform Grimsby Town Centre

In partnership with the owners of Freshney Place, North East Lincolnshire Council have revealed plans to transform Grimsby Town Centre.

They are currently preparing a £25 million bid for Government cash to transform the area, ahead of a formal submission next month.

The government has created the Future High Streets Fund with the objective to renew and reshape town centres and high streets.

If successful, the partners have impressive plans to introduce a new cinema, food and beverage and retail outlets to Grimsby Town Centre.

There will also be a redeveloped market hall and new public square.

The Council have said that the vision is to develop an evening economy for the town, increase leisure activities and draw in more visitors with a better experience for the whole community.

The proposed location for the new development is the western side of Victoria Street, incorporating the former BHS building, Flottergate Mall, Grimsby Top Town Market and Old Market Square.

Council Leader, Councillor Philip Jackson, said:

“We want to take everyone with us as we progress this plan.

“Change is not just desirable to recreate our town centre, it is vital and this is Grimsby’s biggest and best chance to look at what is really required to create a new future.

“We appreciate that to some people it may seem like there have been a number of plans that have not progressed.

“However, if our bid is accepted then this redevelopment has the strongest chance of success as the money is secured from Central Government.

“This is a very important element of a wider town centre improvements that we will be consulting on in the near future.”

Councillor John Fenty, Cabinet member for regeneration in North East Lincolnshire said:

“If you look around, you can see that the schemes we have already won grant funding for are now being delivered.

“The proposed scheme sits at the heart of the town centre and aligns with our vision to breath new and vibrant life into the town centre, incorporating a state of the art market, new leisure, food and drinks outlets and a new public square.

“I’m excited to see the proposals and hope that others will be too.”

Winning bids are expected to be announced in the autumn.

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