Further regeneration for Hull’s city centre
The next phase in Hull’s regeneration takes the shape of 12 key sites offering unique investment possibilities. Hull City Council's long-term vision for the future of the city centre, following the city's year as the UK City of Culture in 2017 and ongoing ambition to be a world-class visitor destination has been presented to investors. The sites outline the possibility for as many as 2,500 homes and apartments to be built in the city centre, as well as opportunities for leisure and retail.
Visit Invest Hull for more information on the 12 identified sites.
Albion Square /Kingston House
The £130 million development of Albion Square will comprise high-quality retail, housing, leisure and enhanced parking facilities set around an enclosed courtyard.
It will include more than 250 residential units, 12,000 sq m retail space and 640 parking spaces.
Opposite the site at Bond Street, the former council offices are being extensively refurbished into high end apartments. Further residences are proposed on the site, mainly over premises that front Albion Street.
For more information, visit Invest Hull.
The development of a £50 million Yorkshire Cruise Terminal for the Humber are ongoing, which will serve not only the increasing number of visitors to Hull but also the great destinations we have on our doorstep across Yorkshire.
For more information, visit here.
Restoration of the Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball
Thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Guildhall Time Ball will be fully restored to its former glory, taking pride of place once more on the city’s skyline.
Dating back to 1918, the Time Ball is one of very few remaining in the UK, and its renovation will unite with all other HYMC sites to complete our maritime city project. We are working with specialist clockmakers, Smith of Derby, to engineer a fully working ball and internal mechanism, which with the help of the current clock custodian and a newly appointed paid training placement, will enable us to fully retell the story of this poignant timepiece.
Plans to bring the Guildhall Time Ball back into use coincide with the refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum, Dock Office Chambers, North End Shipyard and the Arctic Corsair.
The Time Ball was a crucial navigational aid chosen for Hull due to its importance as a trading port, and its local connection with clockmaker John Harrison, who in the 1700s triumphed inventors around the globe to accurately determine longitude at sea.
The renovation project also encompasses an inclusive activity plan to be rolled out across the city ensuring our Time Ball is never again forgotten.
The plan includes a range of family activities, a reminiscence project in collaboration with The Alzheimer’s Society and school delivery sessions to embed the history of the Time Ball into The Hull Curriculum. The project will also provide opportunities for volunteers.
The £3m restoration project is being made possible thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The refurbishment of the archway is the first of many transformations for the park, which will include:
- Restoration and repairs to the Grade II listed East Lodge, providing new office and meeting space and a community healthy living garden
- Reinstatement of the bridge over the lake
- Reinstatement of the bandstand
- Rebuilding of the Victorian conservatory
- Improvement works to the bowling pavilion
- Improvement works to the ice cream kiosk
- Landscaping improvement works
- Refurbishment of the statues and memorials placed around the park – Queen Victoria and Prince Albert statues and the drinking fountain
For more information, visit here
Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme
The council successfully applied for Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) to deliver a Townscape Heritage (TH) scheme around Beverley Road, to help local property owners pay for much needed conservation repairs, restore architectural features, improve the historic streetscape and help to bring historic buildings back into use. For more information, visit here.
Castle Street improvements – Princes Quay Bridge and Roger Millward Way
Highways England is building a landmark pedestrian footbridge, accessible to cyclists and wheelchair users, crossing the A63 between Princes Dock to the North and Humber Dock (Hull Marina) to the South.
The bridge, which has received a funding contribution of £4m by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street improvements scheme and will create better pedestrian links in Hull city centre.
Alongside this, they’re making improvements at Roger Millward Way (formerly known as Garrison Road). The existing junction will be improved with a ‘hamburger’ design, which provides a new road running through the middle of the roundabout creating the burger shape. This will ease congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. For more information visit Highways England.