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Case study: Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre 

Grimsby Fishing Heritage centre tells the tale of how Grimsby became the world’s premier fishing port. This award winning attraction will take you back to the 1950’s where the Grimsby port was booming with business and shares the stories of the fisherman who had one of the most dangerous occupations of the time. With a 4D experience you can see, smell and hear the dramas of the heyday.

This fascinating building, that sees thousands of tourists through its doors each year, has decided to set an example to the area by making the choice to become ‘energy smart’.

As part of the centre’s energy saving project we had to find special LED lights to match their historic settings, keeping the atmosphere and mood to the time of the 1950’s and the chilly Arctic trawler experience.

Smart Energy’s strategic partners, ENGIE, oversaw the whole project making sure that it ran smoothly and the correct energy saving measures were put in place.

“The LED lightings have improved the environment in which the attractions are displayed and will assist in bringing to life the experience for visitors”

Along with the new LED lights a building management system (BMS) has been installed. This will enable the attraction to manage its energy consumption in a smarter and simpler way. The system will also flag up any issues, so any maintenance tasks can be managed sooner and quicker.

“The BMS enables the mechanical and electrical systems in the property to be managed more efficient and effectively.  This is an innovative solution which has been available for many years, but advances in design and capabilities have enabled a much improved platform to be introduced”

The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme brings together funding from the European Regional Development Fund, council resources, and applications to the Salix Energy Efficiency Loan Fund which provides interest free loans for public sector energy saving projects.  Savings on the energy bills will pay off the Salix loan.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is one of the many public buildings in the Greater Lincolnshire area benefiting from the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme. Why not check out our other case studies to see what other buildings we have worked on.


Cost Saving

Estimated £3,807 per year


Carbon Saving

Estimated 12 tonnes a year


Cost of project