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Fighting Fund: Grimsby Docks

SAVE has launched a campaign to protect a series of historic port buildings within Grimsby Docks.

SAVE has requested an injunction to halt the imminent demolition of the buildings by Associated British Ports, and is seeking a Judicial Review of the demolition approval.

July 2016 - August 2016

Charity information: Save Britain's Heritage

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  • Need


    SAVE is aiming to halt the imminent threat of demolition to the historic dockyard buildings, known collectively as the Cosalt Buildings.


    SAVE is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the demolition of the Cosalt Buildings, and has submitted an application for a Judicial Review of the approval for demolition, which SAVE believes to be legally flawed.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Prevent the demolition of the historic Cosalt Buildings


    » We aim to do this through legal means, including request for an injunction and a Judicial Review

    What success will look like

    We will release the developments of this campaign through our website and in our newsletter.

  • Impact


    SAVE wishes to see to the historic buildings in Grimsby Docks restored, in order to see them revived and reused.


    The risk is the loss of these culturally and socially significant buildings due to dereliction and demolition.


    SAVE sends regular press releases with campaign updates. Please make sure you sign up to SAVE so that we can update you on this campaign.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Legal costs The costs of taking legal action to see these buildings saved.
  • Background


    Grimsby Dockyard, Lincolnshire


    The benefits of the success of the campaign would extend beyond the retention of wonderful examples of historic industrial architecture, to include the historic dockyard as a whole, which is an important example of our rich industrial heritage.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    SAVE is an independent organisation that has been campaigning for threatened buildings for forty years.

    Since 1975 SAVE's work has led to the retention of buildings such as Bank Side Power Station, now the location of the Tate Modern, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, and Dumfries House, Ayrshire. SAVE frequently overcome powerful opposition to give a voice to threatened heritage.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Marcus Binney

    Executive President, Marcus Binney, is a founding member of SAVE and has worked tirelessly to protect threatened historic buildings for forty years.

    Henrietta Billings

    Henrietta Billings is the Director of SAVE, and leads the team on our campaigns.

    Mike Fox

    Deputy Director, Mike Fox, has a wealth of experience, having assisted with numerous cases including the protection of Smithfield General Market.

This historic site needs urgent protection and rightful recognition of its important heritage. We are confident these buildings can be retained and re-used to regenerate this part of the docks, as part of a wider strategic approach.

Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE Britain's Heritage