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Heritage Works Start at 35 – 37 Sea View Street, Cleethorpes

2:33 pm, Wednesday, 14th February 2024

Works are due to start this week on the latest Cleethorpes’ property to receive National Lottery Heritage Funding as part of the Townscape Heritage (TH) Project for Cleethorpes.

The former grocers and newsagents store at 35-37 Sea View Street is the first property on the street to be part of the programme, with several others on Alexandra Road being renovated in the last few years.

The successful tenderers, CAG Developments Ltd will undertake the works having previously done work to buildings 21-22 Alexandra Road and also the balcony restoration works on the same stretch.

In this project, CAG will be restoring the front façade of the building including full reroofing, returning it to its former heritage glory.

The front elevation of the building will change significantly, with the following works planned:

  • Reinstatement of details the lost historic shop front
  • Removal of the external shutters, to be replaced with internal shutters
  • Reinstatement of fielded and panelled passageway door
  • Restoration of the bell shaped dormer window, complete with new finial, and replacement of existing windows with accoya timber box sash windows
  • Repair and replacement of decayed roof timbers, and reinstatement clay tiles
  • Removal of PVC guttering and downpipes – to be replaced with traditional cast iron features
  • Redecoration of the front façade in heritage RAL colours

Alongside the heritage restoration to the façade of the building, the owners are undertaking a full internal refurbishment of the property. The current plans are for the ground floor to remain as retail, but this project will return the floorplan to two smaller retail units. The upper floors are to be converted from storage space to residential accommodation.

During the works, hoardings / scaffolding will be erected around the front of the building for the full duration, which is currently expected to be around three months. Pedestrians will be diverted onto the pathway on the other side of the road.

Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of the council, said: “It’s great that this scheme has come forward and I’m grateful to the property owners for taking part. This is the first project to come forward along Sea View Street, and the building has been empty for quite a long time, so it will be good to see it brought back into use. The overall scheme has been a great success so far, with lots of building owners coming forward to improve the character of their heritage properties in the resort.”

The grantee said: “We approached the council prior to purchasing the property, as our intention was to restore the building. We have worked closely with the Townscape Heritage Project Manager over a number of months so we are really excited to arrive at this point where our shared vision is about to come to reality.”

The grant for this project is £67K with more than £700k awarded in total so far as part of the programme. This has supported the restoration of seven property facades and several balcony restorations along Alexandra Road.

35-37-Seaview Street Plan