Peterson's Smoke House

Peterson's Smoke House

Conservation project in the historic Port of Grimsby


YOU&ME in collaboration with Fleet Architects and BB Heritage Studio are excited to have been selected to undertake a development appraisal and business planning in support of a transformational regeneration project in the historic ‘Kasbah’ area of the Port of Grimsby.


Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, North East Lincolnshire Council, and the landlord Associated British Ports Ltd are developing ambitious plans for the conservation and restoration of the Petersons Smokehouse building to create a fully operating smokehouse with an associated retail outlet.


Vicky Hartung, Chair of Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust said “After nine years advocating for Grimsby’s fishing heritage buildings, we can’t wait to get started on the development phase of the Peterson’s Project, and look forward very much to working with Fleet Architects, YOU&ME and BB Heritage Studio.”


YOU&ME will continue our collaboration with Fleet Architects who do a brilliant job with urban regeneration projects using historic industrial buildings. It follows on perfectly from our ongoing work in the Luton Hat District and we are thrilled to be working with BB Heritage Studio who have a wealth of conservation experience and will be responsible for authoring the Conservation Management Plan. We also have Tim Kershaw on the team, he grew up in Grimsby and brings local knowledge and a lifelong fascination with the potential of the fish docks area.


It is marvellous to be involved in the first project of (hopefully) many in the Kasbah. We’ll pull out all the stops to ensure the satisfaction of the stakeholders, maximise the chances of securing funding, and stand ourselves in good stead for further work in this fascinating area”


Bernadette Bone of BB Heritage Studio said “We are really delighted to be working in collaboration with the project team to unlock the potential of Peterson’s Smokehouse.  We’ve seen first-hand how the revitalising of our industrial heritage can enable significant regeneration.  We are very much looking forward to being part of this journey in Grimsby and working to enable this unique heritage to breathe new life into the Kasbah area.”The Development Appraisal is funded by The Architectural Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.