Transforming Grimsby’s industrial landscape

Work continues as Grimsby's industrial landscape is transformed

Transforming Grimsby’s industrial landscape

New steel framework has appeared at Stallingborough Business Park as North East Lincolnshire Council marks a milestone in the transformation of the industrial landscape in Grimsby and the surrounding areas.

Part of the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme, (SHIIP), the site is currently under rapid development just off the A180.

Co-founders of myenergi Lee Sutton and Jordan Brompton, who are expected to become anchor tenants at the park, visited the site to see the structure of their new purpose-built HQ, offices and production unit going up.

They were joined by representatives from their landlords at North East Lincolnshire Council, the authority’s regeneration partner ENGIE and build contractors Houlton.

The steel frame for the 15,500 sq. ft unit was finished last week.

Work is on schedule, and is expected to be completed early in 2021.

The unit will incorporate office space with product development, manufacturing, and research areas.

There is also an option to construct a large warehouse on the adjoining site as part of the firm’s phase two development plans.

The premises’ construction is aided by a £950k grant through the Local Growth Fund, Humber Growth Deal grant programme, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

With North East Lincolnshire Council as landlord, the myenergi, council and ENGIE teams have worked closely with Houlton to ensure the needs of the company are met.

Myenergi Managing Director Jordan Brompton said:

“We just cannot wait to move in now.

“We are growing quickly in an emerging market and just thrilled this move enables us to remain in the region, employing and giving opportunity to local people – we would never want to turn our back on our local community

“Myenergi is now known in the national and global marketplace and we are determined to show Grimsby as a leader in green energy.

“We are the first here, and we hope to see other complementary businesses join us – wouldn’t it be great to see a renewables cluster on this Park.”

The firm, which currently employs 60 people, has temporarily moved into the old Wickes building on Alexandra Retail Park in Grimsby, but continues to use its existing Binbrook base.

Upon its move to the new premises it plans to double its workforce.

Councillor John Fenty added:

“The council has taken the lead in developing this site and developing what is a strong landlord and tenant partnership, ensuring the needs of the tenant are met.

“To see cranes working here is what it’s all about and we are delighted that the myenergi team has stayed here. This is a great start for SHIIP.”

The contract is expected to cost around £2.2m, and will create up to 3,000 jobs within the next decade.

Also, part of the programme is the A1173 highway improvement work.

A new roundabout under construction to gain access to the Park.

Work is progressing well and due to switch over to the other side of the carriageway this month.

The one-way system will remain however motorists are advised that there will be no additional disruption when the carriageway works switches to the other side of the road, due to take place on the week of Monday, August 17.

Due for completion in December it will see the new roundabout and access roads and improvements to the approach to the A180. Improvements to the CATCH roundabout have already been completed.

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