Empty Cleethorpes school sold to housing developer
The former Thrunscoe Primary School and later Thrunscoe Centre has been sold (Image: Rick Byrne/GrimsbyLive)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Feb 2019
An empty Cleethorpes school has been sold after two years on the market.
Thrunscoe Junior School has been bought by Land Developers (Lincs) Limited, who aim to build houses on the site.
This expansive school building, highlighted on our Stop The Rot watchlist, was built in 1932 by Lindsey County Council.
Land Developers (Lincs) Limited secured the building after huge interest (Image: Rick Byrne/GrimsbyLive)
It closed as a school in 1996 and was used most recently as an education centre until it became "surplus to requirements" and closed in 2017.
Empty since then, the 2.36 acre Highgate plot was put on the market in 2017 by Scotts Property.
Speaking to Grimsby Live, agent Lawrence Brown said they received "huge amounts" of interest, which resulted in a bidding process.
A planning application for redevelopment of the site for housing is expected to be submitted by the purchaser in due course.
It is not known if the interwar school buildings will be retained or demolished as part of their plans.