Grimsby Ice Factory 'at risk'

Grimsby's historic ice factory has been added to a worldwide list of buildings of historical importance that are risk of being lost to the elements.

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Factfile: Grimsby Ice Factory and Kasbah

Grimsby's Ice Factory is a unique survivor of the Victorian industrial era. The building contains equipment designed, manufactured and installed by a British refrigeration company whose origins lie in the 17th century.

  • The Grade 2* listed structure is thought to be the oldest and largest surviving of its type in the world.
  • Construction began in 1898 and the building was finished in 1901.
  • At one time it was the largest ice factory in the world (4350 square metres)
  • At its peak 1200 tonnes of ice was produced per day.
  • The Kasbah is the historic Victorian dock area to the north of the factory.
  • The building has been on English Heritage's 'Heritage At Risk Register' since 2008.

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