£17 million grant to develop Grimsby Town Centre officially confirmed by government

Grimsby town centre

£17 million grant to develop Grimsby Town Centre officially confirmed by government

Over £17 million has been granted to North East Lincolnshire to deliver an array of improvements in Grimsby town centre, including the establishment of a cinema, leisure units and a new home for Top Town Market.

The initial submission was made last summer and it was revealed in December that North East Lincolnshire Council and Freshney Place had been successful in securing £17.3 million from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund.

In the wake of the lockdown restrictions being eased, this has now been officially confirmed.

A statement from the government reads: “£17.28 million for Grimsby will create a new multiplex cinema and market food hall, which hopes to boost visitor numbers to the town centre. A new public square and events space will be created bringing more vitality and buzz to the high street.”

Cllr Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “The vision for the town centre is really exciting, and really complements the work that’s being done at St James’ Square and Garth Lane, which we’re looking forward to unveiling in the coming weeks.

“This latest confirmed funding for the town centre jigsaw will help bond all the new elements together so that there’s a revived space for people to enjoy living in, working in and visiting.

“Today’s confirmation is on top of the recent news about Grimsby receiving almost £21m through the Government’s Towns’ Fund and our area being selected to be part of the Freeports scheme as well.

“And with the Grimsby Creates work alongside the development in the town, people in the area will have lots to look forward to!

“These are landmark moments for our Borough’s businesses and residents.”

Work on the key project for Grimsby town centre is set to be delivered in the coming years.

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