Grimsby town centre projects to move forward to the next step following Cabinet meeting

Grimsby town centre

Grimsby town centre projects to move forward to the next step following Cabinet meeting

Two major projects to transform Grimsby town centre will move to the next step following North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet meeting this week.

The council has secured nearly £40 million from the Future High Streets’ Fund and the Towns Fund to be spent in the town centre over the next few years.

The Government’s Future High Streets Fund has awarded Grimsby more than £17 million to deliver sweeping changes to the heart of Grimsby, from a brand new home for Top Town Market to a new cinema and leisure units.

Not only this, but nearly £21 million has been given to the town as part of the Government’s Towns Fund, for which seven proposals were initially put forward in October 2020 for an array of projects in the town centre.

Together, these projects sought funding of £25 million, but £4 million less was offered.

To accommodate this, a revised proposal has been developed, in which the Victoria Mills Quarter had to be removed from the plans.

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have come a long way in plans for Grimsby town centre. With the work to St James Square and Garth Lane almost finished, the obvious next stage is to properly connect all the work together.

“With plans for Top Town Market and the Towns Fund schemes coming next, alongside the enhanced cultural events and activities, it will be the start of the transformation that people and businesses are looking for.”

A statement from North East Lincolnshire Council reads: “The six remaining Town Investment Plan (TIP) projects will now be put forward to Government, with full business cases required to release the final funding allocation.

“The first two projects likely to be given approved by Government are the Riverhead Square project and the Activation and Community Fund project, a local grant programme for community and local business-based initiatives, which will support activity in the town centre.”

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