First look at the luxury apartments inside the old Imperial Hotel
The transformation of the Imperial Pub and Hotel on Grimsby Road into flats has been completed (Image: Jon Corken/GrimsbyLive)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 5 Feb 2019
Luxurious apartments inside an old Cleethorpes pub have been revealed for the first time today.
Grimsby Live was invited to take a first look around Imperial Court, a 19-apartment development inside the former Imperial Hotel on Grimsby Road.
After laying empty for five years, the boozer once popular with football fans due to its proximity to Blundell Park is barely recognisable.
Inside Imperial Court
Its completion means it becomes the first building to be struck off our Stop The Rot watchlist of 33 at-risk heritage buildings that need to be saved before it is too late.
Work on the 115-year-old pub started back in May 2018, managed by Stanifords estate agents.
Speaking at the unveiling, Mr Staniford said: "The property had been empty and almost derelict for five years and we were trying to find a sympathetic use that the market would respond to.
"The conversion to residential wasn't immediately a given because the cost of conversion was very high in relation to the local sale price of the properties."
The living inside one of the 19 apartments (Image: Jon Corken/GrimsbyLive)
The 19 apartments, with one or two bedrooms, are now almost completely sold.
Only four remain, marketed by Crofts estate agents, at a cost between £84,000 and £99,500.
Mr Staniford said the development is "absolutely fabulous", with the high standard of fixtures and fittings, outside parking and secure entry.
It was officially opened by BBC Radio Humberside presenter David Burns.