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Purcell are Architects, Masterplanners and Heritage Consultants with an impressive list of works under their belts, including the Big Ben, Durham Cathedral 'Open Treasure' exhibition spaces, Yr Ysgwrn (once home of the 18th century Welsh Bard Hedd Wyn - Ellis Humphrey Evans - and now a museum), and the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong. Their experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the project.

Purcell will work with us on the design and development of Hull Maritime Museum, Dock Office Chambers and the North End Shipyard, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to help draw Hull's maritime story together and create a true citywide experience.

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Beckett Rankine

Widely regarded as the leading, UK-owned, marine civil engineering consultancy, Beckett Rankine will oversee maritime engineering for the HYMC project. Responsibilities will include overseeing restoration work on the Arctic Corsair, Spurn Lightship and at the North End Shipyard. We are extremely proud to be working with these industry experts.

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Haley Sharpe Design

Haley Sharpe Design (hsd) is an international design consultancy working across the museum and heritage sectors.

Their dynamic studio has been delivering transformative visitor attractions and experiences around the world since 1981 and are passionate about audiences, collections and narratives. As experts in communication, hsd’s multi-disciplinary teams develop unique experiences for each and every project.

hsd is working collaboratively with us to preserve, make accessible and promote the City’s maritime heritage and develop innovative and sustainable interpretation at the Maritime Museum, on board the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship in addition to enhanced public realm heritage interventions. Designs will reveal human connections to those who lived through Hull’s maritime past, providing surprising and engaging experiences, and connecting communities to different viewpoints on narratives thought of as familiar.

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Tricolor are heritage development specialists and designers and develop projects that make a true difference to people and communities through new skills, activities and experiences. We preserve heritage and make it more accessible to a wider range of audiences.

Clients approach Tricolor when they want an experienced and creative partnership with experts in the heritage and creative industry. What they get in return is a supportive and multi-skilled team that puts people first – the people we work for, the people our projects will serve and the people who are stakeholders and funders.

Tricolor is unique because we are Social Value UK Pioneers, focusing on bringing positive impact through everything we do.

Our services areas are:

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Masterplanning
  • Outcomes and Theory of Change planning
  • Project management
  • Evaluation
  • Research and consultation
  • Fundraising
  • Business plans
  • Audience development
  • Activity planning
  • Interpretation planning
  • Interpretation Design and Build
  • Creative participation

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Simpson is a privately owned, debt-free and medium-sized Main Contractor based in York. Providing a unique construction, fit-out and development service, supported by our in-house joinery manufacturing facility. The business was formed in 1922 and has been a family-owned business run by the current Management Team, led by our Chairman, Ron Gatenby, since 1994.

With a turnover in the region of £65m, Simpson undertake repeat business for many clients throughout most sectors, including Heritage, Commercial, Retail, Residential, Healthcare, Industrial, Education and Leisure.

The development and growth of Simpson is underpinned by their investment in their employees and staff, currently employing 150 people, and successfully combining traditional craft skills, with a modern approach and IT systems.

With a dedicated joinery workshop Simpson has established an enviable reputation for manufacturing quality craft joinery in their FSC and Exova BM TRADA accredited facility. The team of experienced joiners, machinists and polishers operate from the purpose-built, 12,000sqft joinery workshop, which is situated adjacent to the Simpson Head Office in York.

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Dunston Ship Repairs Limited

Dunston Ship Repairs has a long tradition, spanning over 100 years.

Providing excellent service on the Humber, Dunston Ship Repair is the first port of call for many local, national and international companies. Our expertise and high quality capabilities have enabled us to meet all the requirements of our customers ranging from running repairs to classification society surveys, routine maintenance to extensive conversions including vessel lengthening.