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Campaign to save Grimsby's former ice factory

Grimsby's former ice factory Photo: Calendar News

There's renewed energy in trying to breathe new life into one of the country's most endangered buildings, right here in our region.

Grimsby's now derelict former ice factory is one of the only such relics of the nation's fishing heritage still standing, but it's now in such disrepair a campaign in the town to save it is gathering pace.

For 90 years the building churned out ice. Now the building lies open to the elements, with just pigeons using it.

The former ice factory is now derelict Credit: Calendar News

After two decades of decay, restoring it is a massive job. But there are hopes that it could be revived and used for cinema screens, a heritage centre, or an attraction to bring people into the town and attract further investment to other disused buildings.

The building's owned by Associated British Ports. They've held discussions with heritage and regeneration experts to consider their proposals for the restoration of the Ice Factory.

Bringing this building back to use will take a long time, but there's growing determination it will happen.