Cineworld secured as anchor tenant for new £20m Grimsby development

Cineworld has been confirmed as the cinema anchor tenant for a new £20 million leisure development in Grimsby.

The project recently received planning permission for the new complex offering a nine-screen cinema and seven restaurants.

This will be an extension to Freshney Place Shopping Centre in the town’s Riverhead area, which will be regenerated by the council.

(L-R) Amanda Austin, Councillor Dave Watson (Deputy Leader of NELC) and Damien Jaines-White (Head of Development, NELC)

The development will also help create around 350 construction jobs and a further 130 long-term roles.

It is hoped work on the site will commence within the next six months, with a projected completion date within 20 months post start-date.

Development Director, Maurice Fitzgerald on behalf of the centre owners, said: “This is an exciting time for Freshney Place.

It is hoped work on the site will begin within the next six months

“The proposed new £20 million scheme is an extension to the existing shopping centre, and will be known as Freshney Place Riverhead.

“The development will house a brand-new cinema, as well as seven new restaurant units which will be home to a host of leading national operators new to Grimsby.”