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Town Centre Regeneration Projects

"Discover Grimsby's town centre regeneration with the 2025 Group. Innovative projects revitalising our community and fostering economic growth."

Keep up with all the regeneration town centre projects.

All the town centre regeneration projects in one place.


St James House

We are excited to share the transformation of a key landmark in Grimsby: St James House.

This iconic building, located opposite Grimsby Minster and long-standing vacant, is set to become 'The Hive' – a dynamic mixed-use development breathing new life into our town centre.

This project is brought to you by E-Factor. 

It will comprise of six ground floor units in the Arches

The Business Hive club and event space will be on the 1st Floor

It will have Twenty offices on 2nd Floor

Envisioned as a busy business hub, The Hive will not only offer modern workspace solutions but will also feature a unique rooftop garden space designed for events. (Phase 2)

This development marks a significant milestone in North East Lincolnshire's Council ongoing efforts to regenerate Grimsby, turning a once-empty structure into a vibrant centre of activity and innovation. 

The Construction contract is out for tender.

Completion will beNovember 2024

More updates to come on this project as they are released. 

Horizon Youth Zone

Exciting developments are underway in Grimsby, and at the forefront is the construction of the Horizon Youth Zone. This fabulous project, is set to open its doors in 2025, it promises to be a game-changer in how we support and engage with our town's younger generation.

The Horizon Youth Zone will be a fantastic facility for our youth. Designed to be a safe and inspiring space, it will offer a wide range of activities and programs tailored to nurture the talents, skills, and aspirations of young people in our community.

From sports to arts, from educational workshops to leisure activities, the Horizon Youth Zone is poised to become a hub of creativity, learning, and growth. This state-of-the-art facility represents the towns commitment to investing in the future leaders of Grimsby.

As construction progresses, we at the 2025 Group eagerly anticipate the positive impact this space will have on our community.

More updates to come, sharing each step to the launch of this landmark project that symbolises hope, development, and the bright future of Grimsby's young people.


Projekt Renewable 

Grimsby’s first boxpark down at Alexandra Dock, Projekt Renewable, is moving up a gear already.

Opened only last month and now hosting various community podcasts in it’s studio along with arts and cultural events so that children can learn all about the renewable energy sector – it’s about to double in size.

Projekt Director Richard Askam says “ we can’t believe the positive response to Projekt and it isn’t even fully operational yet, but with many more boxes now having been commissioned along with plans to launch boat trips out to the wind farms next summer, it’s exciting times in Grimsby “

Freshney Place Market Hall

A landmark regeneration project set to redefine the shopping and leisure experience in Grimsby the Freshney Place Market Hall is a really exciting project. 

This ambitious project is transforming the former BHS building into a modern, vibrant Market Hall, heralding a new era for our town centre.

The new Market Hall will be a blend of traditional market values with contemporary convenience. 

Picture an inviting space where local vendors offer fresh, quality produce and unique goods, and where community ties are strengthened in a welcoming, lively atmosphere and a place where families, friends, and visitors can enjoy memorable experiences and quality time together.

The new Freshney Place Market Hall  is a testament to NELC’s commitment to revitalising Grimsby's town centre, making it a destination of choice for shopping, leisure, and community engagement.

At the moment the building is having asbestos removed and ongoing surveys are being carried out. 

We will bring you more updates on this project as they happen. 


Parkway Cinema

Exciting news for film enthusiasts and the Grimsby community alike - the family behind the beloved Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes is set to bring their cinematic magic to Grimsby town centre.

This new venture comes as part of the ambitious redevelopment of Freshney Place, marking a significant milestone in our town's regeneration journey.

Richard Parkes, director of Parkway Entertainment Ltd, expressed his delight following the approval of planning permission for the redevelopment of Freshney Place's western end.

The project, operated by Parkway Entertainment Group, is not just about bringing a new cinema to Grimsby. It represents a broader vision to rejuvenate the area with new community spaces, additional leisure facilities, and the new Market Hall.

This new cinema is poised to be a complementary counterpart to the Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes, currently celebrated as the UK's largest independent cinema. Its introduction to Grimsby signifies an expansion in entertainment options, catering to a diverse audience and enhancing the cultural fabric of our town.

We will bring you more updates on this project as they happen. 



Riverhead Square

The Riverhead Square Project, will be a new development in the heart of Grimsby, set to be completed by the end of February 2024. 

The project will dramatically revitalise the existing area, infusing it with an abundance of green spaces and planting. You will have the opportunity to relax on new, comfortable seating, and enjoying the area including modern lighting.

At the core of the Riverhead Square Project is the creation of a flexible event space, equipped with improved infrastructure. This space is designed to host a variety of events and activities, becoming a central hub for community gatherings and entertainment.

The entrance to Freshney Place will feature outdoor café seating, inviting residents and visitors to enjoy a coffee or a meal in the fresh, open air.

This project is about creating a delightful, green sanctuary that draws people into our town centre. It's about building a vibrant, family-friendly destination that appeals to all ages, at any time of the day. 

We believe this will be a lovely space especially in the summertime. 


NHS Community Diagnostic Hub

We are delighted to share information on a  development that promises to bring substantial benefits to our town centre – the creation of a new NHS Community Diagnostic Hub at Freshney Place Shopping Centre. 

Set to commence work in December 2023 and expected to be fully operational by next summer, this project marks a pivotal advancement in local healthcare services.

Some key benefits of the NHS Community Diagnostic Hub:

The hub will provide a range of essential services, including non-obstetric ultrasounds, ECGs, X-rays, and various pathology and physiological tests. This means improved access to critical health diagnostics right in the town centre.

With the hub's establishment, we anticipate an additional 120,000 visitors to the town centre annually. This increased footfall is not just a boost for healthcare accessibility but also a potential uplift for local businesses and retail.

The influx of visitors seeking healthcare services at the hub will breathe new life into the area. This will enhance the overall atmosphere and appeal of our town centre.

The hub's presence in Freshney Place Shopping Centre will encourage visitors to explore and visit nearby shops and eateries, providing a much-needed boost to our local economy.

By bringing essential medical services closer to our residents, the hub underscores our commitment to the well-being and health of our community. It's a step towards ensuring that quality healthcare is easily accessible to everyone in Grimsby.

Stay tuned as we move closer to its opening and begin to experience the positive impacts it will bring to our town.

Victoria Street Regeneration 

North East Lincolnshires Councils initiative to revitalise neglected buildings in the town centre is gaining traction, with various property owners jumping on board to make enhancements.

Launched in October 2022, the focus has been on revamping the pedestrian-friendly Victoria Street West and its adjacent streets.

The ripple effect of these upgrades goes beyond aesthetics.

For businesses, an improved street scene can be a magnet for new customers.

For the community, it fosters a renewed sense of pride.

Plus, well-maintained areas often see a boost in property values, while dilapidated areas can attract unwanted criminal and anti-social activities.

The old House of Fraser building on Victoria Street is the latest to join this positive transformation, in the future we can look forward to some window art created by the team at The Grimbarians.

Also many of the other buildings will benefit from window art from The Culture House. 

This only adds to the growing momentum behind rejuvenating our town centre, further underlining the commitment to a brighter, more vibrant town centre.

If you want to discuss the projects in more detail.

Click on the button to book an appointment with the 2025 Group Town Centre Ambassador.