Work has finished on the latest project to receive Townscape Heritage Funding on Cleethorpes’ historic Alexandra Road.
The Townscape Heritage Project for Cleethorpes, supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, co-funded the works to No. 24 Alexandra Road, [Thai Oriental] along with investment from the property owners.
The work to the façade of the building was carried out by Keith Howson Ltd, with professional support from Hodson Architects, and it followed the completion of the restoration of the historic balcony above this property that is continuous from No. 21.
The front elevation of the building will change dramatically, with the following works planned:
- Reinstatement of the lost historic shop front
- Reinstatement of the first floor bay window
- Removal of PVC guttering and downpipes – to be replaced with cast iron features
- Reinstatement of the historic design of the second floor windows and gable
- Repairs to roof and front elevation
- Full redecoration of the front façade in heritage RAL colours
Samang Bulcock, owner of Thai Oriental, said: “We’ve run the business in Cleethorpes for nearly 20 years now and feel very much part of the local business community. We’ve seen the changes to other properties along the road as part of this scheme and we are really pleased to see the building complete and restored to its former glory.”
Helen Featherstone, Director, England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Funs said: “It is wonderful news that this latest element of Cleethorpes’ Townscape Heritage Project is completed. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project is putting heritage right at the heart of the regeneration of the town, ensuring it can be enjoyed by local people and visitors from further afield for years to come.”
Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of the Council, said: “The work being done along Alexandra Road is absolutely stunning. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the property owners for coming on board with this project and helping to restore our heritage.”