The Port of Grimsby East is one of the UK’s leading Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) centres. This proposition, which includes two developments, will provide offshore wind and dock support facilities predominantly for the offshore wind sector and inter-related supply chain. Development 1 will refurbish part of the existing Grimsby Fish Market, which has not been actively used for some time, into office accommodation and storage. Development 2 will re-build and fit out two derelict and disused buildings which are located by the slipways directly on the quayside, creating office and dock support facilities.
The Port of Grimsby is developing well as an Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) centre. This will provide the local economy with long term sustainable investment and jobs for the 20-25 yr project lifecycles. The value to North East Lincolnshire if just 10% of this national growth is captured (i.e. £130 million/yr) would create between 700 and 1300 direct jobs and when incorporating the wider benefits to the economy the potential increases to around 2800 to 5200 jobs.
Under this project, the Fish Market will be refurbished to provide in the order of 1000m2 of changing & shower facilities, welfare facilities, drying room, control rooms, meeting and office facilities. There will also be around 250m2 of new storage facilities. The smaller disused buildings by the slipways will be refurbished and converted into further changing and shower, office and training facilities over approx. 180m2 to support immediate quayside activities with associated equipment including a new recovery crane and escape ladders. In total this will provide space, desks and changing facilities for at least 65 new jobs to be created once fully operational.