HSH Coldstores has been awarded a £5m government grant as part of the Seafood Infrastructure Fund. The grant is to support the construction of a new £30m state-of-the-art coldstore and distribution hub to support the seafood industry in Grimsby.
Local cold store capacity in Grimsby is near fully utilised, and this has created a bottleneck for the local seafood processing industry’s growth.
The new coldstore will store around 30,000 pallets, opening up opportunity for growth and increasing competitiveness for the local seafood processing sector. The facility will also provide cost-effective single pallet distribution anywhere in the UK, supporting small businesses.
Sustainability will be at the heart of the construction: the building will have 30% lower energy consumption compared to other coldstores in Grimsby, achieve BREEAM Very Good standard and make use of local suppliers during construction where possible. The new facility will also create over 60 full-time high-quality jobs in the local community.