Grimsby has been named as a Heritage Action Zone, as work continues to breath new life into the docks and town centre.
It means work will get underway to give the historic dock buildings, former smokehouses, factories and shops a new lease of life. Its hoped it will both create jobs and improve the look of the town.
The scheme will be run by North East Lincolnshire Council and Historic England, with support from Associated British Ports.
Over five years it will bring neglected buildings back into use for employment, which is hoped will help stimulate a revival of the town’s economy.
The programme also hopes to reconnect the current town centre with the port by promoting the use of historic buildings along Alexandra Dock.
North East Lincolnshire Council have already spent more than £2-million on emergency repairs on Victoria Mills.
The building is now in public ownership and is set to be part of the regeneration plans.