Transformation at popular Cleethorpes bar
Popular Cleethorpes bar and eatery Copper is undergoing a dramatic transformation with an expansion and refit well underway.
The building is being extended to the vacant property next door, and complemented by a new façade, taking the building back to its Victorian heritage.
Five high-standard flats are also being created on the three floors above Copper.
The project is being supported by a grant from the £2.9m Townscape Heritage Project for Cleethorpes.
Owner Richard Bride said the grant was very welcome, adding:
“It was the icing on the cake.
“The hope is that other businesses will see what can be achieved.
“If all the buildings along the row could be returned to their original designs, what a massive difference it would make to the whole of the area.”
A new pitched roof with a slate finish will have a dormer window.
There will be projecting bay windows at first floor with the re-introduction of the gabled roof on the second-floor windows and timber box sliding sash windows installed on the upper floors.
The ground floor and business entrance will be painted with colours from the Victorian palette, with copper fittings to reflect the bar and eatery’s name, and traditional lanterns.
Meanwhile, tiles will be used on the stall risers underneath the wooden windows and the central door will have an angled recess.
It is hoped that the renovation will be complete by the end of May, dependent upon current restrictions.
“We very much intend to continue with the same themes and styles, which proved popular for Copper – but of course, with more much-needed space.
“We are planning some new features too, which will come as a surprise but we’re not giving any more away,” continued Richard, who also runs the Society Café Bar on the High Street.
Supporting the projects, Councillor Callum Procter, added:
“When the work to both Copper and the RAFA club is complete they will be fine examples of how we want to support those businesses that take a real pride in restoring our resort’s heritage for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
“I would encourage more premises’ owners to come forward.”