Work has started on the latest project to receive Townscape Heritage Funding on Cleethorpes’ historic Alexandra Road.
The Townscape Heritage Project for Cleethorpes, supported by National Lottery Heritage Grant funding, has approved the next funding application to undertake works to No. 24 Alexandra Road, [Thai Oriental]. This comes after the completion of the restoration of the historic balcony above this property that is continuous from No. 21.
In this project, specialist contractors, Howson’s, will be restoring the façade of the building, returning it to its former heritage glory.
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
The project, which will cost just over £200,000 is likely to take around 6 months to complete, with the ambition to have the hoardings removed in late summer.
In the last few weeks, scaffolding and hoardings have appeared around the building to make sure the work area is safe.
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.”
The business will remain open during the works at all normal opening times.
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 can’t wait for this to get underway and bring the history back to this property.”