The three new high-rise apartment blocks which could dominate Cleethorpes' skyline

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 9 Aug 2018

The skyline of Cleethorpes could be transformed by three new high-rise apartment blocks.

Derelict land on Grant Street is the proposed site for 99 "stylish" apartments and eight ground-floor retail units.

The development, split between three towers climbing up to 13 storeys into the sky, would dominate the resort's seafront and be visible from miles around.

If approved, the towers would become Cleethorpes' tallest residential buildings - pulling way ahead of the The Point on Sea View Street and The Waterfront on Kingsway.

They would also replace Grimsby's demolished high-rises as the tallest residential buildings in North East Lincolnshire.

The planned 'Cleethorpes One' apartment block plans

The apartments, a mix of 73 two-bed and 26 three-bed units, promise "excellent sea views", generous underground parking and roof gardens.

On the ground floor there would be 807sq m of prime retail and commercial space, suitable for hotels, restaurants and shops.

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The 0.25-hectare site housed the former Clifton Bingo Hall until its demolition in 2009 and is bordered by Grant Street, Station Road and Station Approach.

The tallest tower would stretch 13 storeys into the air at the north of the site, directly next to the car park at Cleethorpes Railway Station.

The location of the 'One Cleethorpes' development on Grant Street

An 11-storey tower would sit in the centre of the site, while a third nine-storey block would be sited next to the empty O-Neill's pub.

Artists' impressions show two of the blocks with the mast "One Cleethorpes" etched along the upper floor.

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Developer Cielo Realty Limited have submitted detailed plans of the scheme to North East Lincolnshire Council. It comes after outline approval for a residential-led mixed-use scheme was granted back in 2016.

The London-based company said the development offers "well planned, generous flats with excellent transport links, close to the town centre".

A view of the towers from Cleethorpes Railway Station

The company said the buildings will be "landmark structures" of a different scale to surrounding buildings, that will draw people to the north of Cleethorpes.

It said its design team is "acutely aware" that the site deserves a high-quality development that is sensitive to nearby heritage buildings and the Cleethorpes Conservation Area.

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The plans were revealed in a detailed submission to North East Lincolnshire Council's planning department. They are currently marked "pending consideration" as they have yet to be discussed by the council's planning committee or full council.

However, the plans will have to be initially approved or rejected by October.

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