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Keep Up with all the Regeneration Town Centre Projects News

All the town centre regeneration projects in one place. Keep up with the latest news on the progress of each project. 

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St James House

The St James House development is finally underway with contractors Gelder’s winning the tender to carry out the work on this important town centre site.

Arrangements are being made and contractors are likely to be on site in April. Phase one will be complete and the building ready for occupation by February 2025.

Mark Webb,  MD of E-Factor said. With rising costs and a significant amount of survey work being required, it has been a long time coming, but thanks to the excellent support from our local council, and the diligent creativity of  ID Architecture, we are finally ready to start the much needed refurb aimed at bringing this derelict building back to life.

This iconic building, located opposite Grimsby Minster 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. 

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

Horizon Youth Zone

The construction of the Horizon Youth Zone is well underway.

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.

 Horizon Zone received Environment Agency approval in January which has now meant they have been able to commence piling work along the river wall.   

The old river wall has been taken down, the bricks are being cleaned and will then be re-used for the new walls.   

A temporary pontoon has been put in place to help work on the river bank area.

Works to the sports hall are well underway, the piling work was completed in early December and pressure testing was carried out before Christmas. 

Steel cages for the foundations were installed in mid-January and the concreting foundations were done in February.  It took 28 days for the concrete to cure and then the steelwork installation began. 

By now you can see the frame of the sports hall in place, visible from the road, so everyone can see that the build is happening. 

Work starts on Migar House itself this month, with a lot of clearing work to do before structural work can commence.

It’s coming – and best of all, we can all now see it’s coming!  It won’t be too long before the hoardings go up with our Horizon Youth Zone signage.  It’s all very exciting.

Horizon Zone held an event at the end of February to welcome Trustees, Patrons and key supporters onto site to “Stand on the Land”.  It was our very special way of saying thank you to everyone for their support.

They are extremely grateful to our growing family of Cornerstone and Founder Patrons who are actually going to be ensuring that Horizon Youth Zone can open with incredible, skilled youth workers to work alongside all the young people who will be able to come and enjoy the facilities. 

With over 20 activities planned it truly is going to be an incredibly safe space for young people to come, develop, explore the activities and have fun.

If anyone would like any further information or would like to consider the opportunity to become Patrons of Horizon Youth Zone, then please contact Fiona (07714 693536 – Fiona.wright@onsideyouthzones.org).  For anyone keen to watch the progression we have many posts on Horizon Youth Zone social media accounts.

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.

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Projekt Renewable 

Grimsby’s first boxpark down at Alexandra Dock, Projekt Renewable, is now open.

It opened in October 2023 and is 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.

Richard Askam said "Projekt Renewable will inspire the next generation of renewable energy experts through a destination full of energy and life. Creating a better environment for the future of our planet and the generations to come, with homegrown talent at its core"

Visit the Projekt Renewable website

 

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.

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

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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 Spring 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 and food 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. 

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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. 

The hoardings have gone up and work has started, this exciting project is expected to be fully operational by summer 2024, 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 and Charlotte and Becky from The Culture House.

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.