‘Big changes’ for Doughty Road depot as demolition is underway
Demolition and site clearance works are currently underway to make way for the refurbishment of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Doughty Road Depot in Grimsby.
Works include removing asbestos from some of the buildings that are no longer needed and then demolishing them.
NELC and EQUANS are combining all their depot services in Doughty Road to update the facilities and bring more of their workers into the town centre.
These sites are for services such as waste and recycling, highway maintenance, fleet management, street cleansing, security, civil enforcement, property maintenance, licensing, grounds maintenance and ecology.
One of the main changes proposed in the site refurbishment is a new main entrance into Peaks Parkway, at the junction with B&Q and Halfords.
Most vehicles will enter and leave the site via this new entrance, meaning less traffic using the Doughty Road entrance.
A new ground maintenance building, extentions to garages, a new weighbridge and road surfacing are planned for the first phase of refurbishments.
This first phase of works is due to be completed by 15 July 2022 with the full refurbishment due for completion in early to mid-2023.
North East Lincolnshire Council shared an update stating: “We’re making big changes to our Doughty Road Depot. Demolition rubble is being crushed and reused as hardcore on the site. This also helps reduce the need for lorries to take the rubble away. It’s one of the many ways we’re reducing our impact on the environment.”