A programme to improve the appearance of Grimsby’s Town Hall Square has been completed.
The £500,000 regeneration project, is part of a wider programme of improvements to the town centre that has received £3.68m funding from the Local Growth Fund by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of its commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
Town Hall Square is the Civic Quarter in the heart of Grimsby and currently houses the Town Hall, Municipal Offices and a number of other buildings.
Together with earlier projects along Bethlehem Street and Osbourne Street, the new development at Cartergate and those planned for St James’ square, the aim is to increase vibrancy, encourage investment and improve the physical appearance of the town centre to provide strong foundations to support the ongoing regeneration programme.
Cllr John Fenty, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Importantly this project is about leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy. It is a high quality scheme that in the long run, will offer value for money as it will be easier to maintain. Additionally, these public spaces will help positively impact on an area’s economy.
“Grimsby Town Centre plays a pivotal role in supporting the economic growth in North East Lincolnshire. The economic fortunes of the region are set to change over the next 15 years, leading to the creation of 8,800 additional jobs and more than 12,000 new homes by 2032.
“This scheme has been 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.”
Lord Haskins, Chair 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.”