Work to ‘completely re-model’ town square to begin on Monday
Work to create a new open space in the centre of Grimsby is due to start on Monday (20 March).
The Lincolnshire town’s existing square is set to be completely re-remodelled as part of the Riverhead scheme, which is backed by the Town Deal fund.
The revamped square is set to benefit from more green space and planting, and will provide new seating, lighting, security and a flexible event space with improved infrastructure to support events and activities.
Space for outdoor café seating at the entrance to Freshney Place is also included in the plans, which were drawn up by Arup Landscape Design and approved in November.
Council leader Cllr Philip Jackson said: “This scheme will create a much more pleasant area for our residents and businesses and encourage more people to use the town centre. It’s part of our wider town centre ambitions that will also see, subject to planning permission, the western end of Freshney Place remodelled to introduce more leisure activities to the area.”
“It’s vital for our borough that we look at Grimsby Town Centre with a real determination to attract families and people of all ages, so we can bring vibrancy back and make it a place where people want to visit at all times of the day”, he added.
The works are being managed by Equans on behalf of the Council and are expected to be completed by the end of the year.