The next contracting phase for the multi-million redevelopment of Grimsby’s Freshney Place, starts next week with a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.
It is being organised by the centre’s owner North East Lincolnshire Council, and Morgan Sindall Construction – the company delivering this major leisure scheme.
Designed as a fact-finding mission, local contractors in the construction industry are invited to a drop-in session at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday 7 July any time between 9am and 3pm.
Whilst discussion will focus on the main Freshney Place Leisure and Market redevelopment, there will be an opportunity to hear about other construction projects and potential future work.
Encouraging the relevant contractors to go along, North East Lincolnshire Council Leader, Cllr Philip Jackson, said: “There is a real desire to involve as many people as possible to come along and see the opportunities that may be open to them as this really significant scheme moves forward.
“We have been highly successful in winning millions of pounds in Government funding to ensure the reinvention of our town centre is successful and we are on our way to achieving that. If you are a relevant contractor then please go along and find out how you may be able to be a part of the journey,” he added.
As reported, the transformation of the western end of Freshney Place will include a new Market Hall, a 5-screen cinema to be operated by Parkway Cinemas, and other leisure opportunities. This will complement the strong retail offer that exists within the shopping centre, which is the largest covered centre in Lincolnshire with an average weekly footfall of 125,000 – supporting 1,700 full and part-time jobs.
Financial support for the work was granted following a successful £20m bid by North East Lincolnshire Council to round two of central Government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Ben Hall, Morgan Sindall Construction’s Area Director, has said previously how he believes this scheme will be a ‘real game-changer’ for Grimsby.
“We are looking forward to bringing employment opportunities to local people, and in working with local schools and colleges to introduce young people to the construction industry,” he said.
More information at https://www.localsupplychain.co.uk/- external site and members can register for the event on the website, information will be available on the day for anyone not already registered.
Article and image from NELC.