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Grimsby traditional smoked fish production to get a boost

4:43 pm, Tuesday, 26th October 2021

The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust (GGIFT) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Fleet Architects Ltd as the Design Team who – with Project Managers Banks Long & Co – will take the Peterson’s Project through to completion.

Planning permission has already been granted for the Grade II listed building to be restored as a traditional fish smokehouse. Its landmark chimney cowls will be preserved, and an internal staircase, office and mess facilities will be installed.

In 2009, Traditional Grimsby Smoked Fish was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission. This means that only fish which are cold smoked in accordance with the traditional method, and within Grimsby smokehouses such as Peterson’s, can use this name.

The project also includes the renovation of the empty ‘Fred’s Fish’ building, which sits opposite on Wharncliffe Road, for use as offices and a cafe. When complete, it is intended that both buildings will be let out and the revenue invested in future projects.

Fleet Architects Ltd had previously prepared the project for its successful Round 2 funding bids to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund, and during that time they studied the traditional smoking process in depth.  With contractors expected to be on site by the beginning of 2022, there is a window of opportunity for an operator to engage with the team to influence the final design to suit their particular business requirements, and GGIFT is issuing an invitation for Expressions of Interest.

To register your interest, and for more information, email, including the following:

  • A description of your business
  • Details of how you might incorporate public access and learning into the operation of your business
  • Your willingness to enter into a binding Agreement to Lease on or before 30, November 2021

Please respond by 31, October 2021.

The Peterson’s Project is being delivered in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council and landowners Associated British Ports, (ABP) as a key project within the Greater Grimsby Heritage Action Zone. The HAZ is a programme of heritage-led regeneration across Grimsby Town Centre and up to the Docks, where it was reported earlier in the week that the Council has been given the greenlight for delivery of a Creative Industries Workspace on nearby Auckland Road. 

Peterson's Building