£500k civic quarter works to get underway in Grimsby

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 2 Jan 2019

Work is due to start next week to carry out paving and public area improvements in Grimsby's civic quarter.

The £500,000 project, which is part of a wider programme of improvements to the town centre, has received funding from the Local Growth Fund, secured from Government by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The work, in Town Hall Square, follows on from the improvements completed in 2016 from Wellowgate, and will see a continuation of the new style paving. It comes as the major Cleethorpes makeover gets underway too. 

Yorkstone paving will be laid around Grimsby Town Hall and some of the large and overgrown trees will be replaced with smaller varieties to match those planted on Osborne Street near the library.

Cllr Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “It’s important that we continue to work on our town centre to help make it easy to maintain in the future. This scheme is part of the council's drive to attract investment, create jobs and make Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire a great place to work, play and stay.”

Works are due to start on Monday, January 7, and will be completed late May.

Lord Haskins, chairman of the Humber LEP said: ”This investment is great news for Grimsby. By making these improvements to the infrastructure and public realm of the town centre, empty properties will be brought back into use and the area will have an increased vibrancy, which will encourage further investment.”

Once initial works outside the Municipal Offices have been completed a temporary one way system will be introduced between Town Hall Street and Doughty Road, heading towards Doughty Road. The one way system allows the works to be completed as safely and quickly as possible.

Towards the end of the project, overnight road closures will be required for carriageway resurfacing. Further information will be released as the project progresses.

Access to East Street and Pasture Street for businesses and residents will be maintained throughout the works via Town Hall Street. When the carriageway resurfacing takes place access to Pasture Street will be temporarily available via Victoria Street South.   

The works will be managed by the council’s regeneration partner, Engie.

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