North East Lincolnshire Council purchases listed building for £1

North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) has reached an agreement with CPG Investments Ltd to purchase the listed Silo building at Victoria Mill for a nominal sum of £1 to bring the listed building into public ownership.

The transfer of ownership will ensure the building can be protected for the future for the benefit of the borough and the wider community of Grimsby.

NELC, working in partnership with ENGIE, has been carrying out a series of repairs to the Silo since February 2016 when some movement was detected in one of the building’s turrets.
The most recent series of works were approved in August and are due to be completed in May.

Cllr David Watson, cabinet member for energy and environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’re grateful to Mr Choudhry and CPG Investments for working with us to reach an agreement that will help secure the future of the Grade II listed building.

“The Silo at Victoria Mill is an important part of the town’s history and a dominant feature on the skyline for miles around.

“It’s too early to go into any detail about plans for the building’s future, but we’re looking to improve the borough’s maritime heritage offer and it’s likely the Silo will play a major part in that strategy.”

Khalid Choudhry, Director of CPG said: “All I wanted is for the building to be protected and used for the benefit of the community. I am happy to have reached a positive solution with the council and would like to thank Gareth Jones of Rustem Guardian for helping us reach a swift solution.”