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9th October 2020

The £4.3m refurbishment of Hull’s Queens Gardens has edged closure with contractors now being invited to show an interest in delivering the multi-million pound project.

Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process. Contractors can express an interest by filling out a selection questionnaire.

The staged approach will enable the council to assess all bids before selecting up to six to compete for the contract.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “The structuring of this procurement process allows us to ensure we appoint the best contractor to deliver this key, multi-million pound project for the city centre.

“Queens Gardens is an incredible green space in the heart of our city, this refurbishment will celebrate the rich history of Queen’s Dock whilst also ensuring that the gardens play an important role in the future landscape and draw of our city centre.”

Artists impressions of Queens Gardens

The refurbishment of Queens Gardens will improve accessibility and visitor flows, deliver structural repairs through rebuilding the retaining walls, introduce bespoke pieces of public art, improve biodiversity and regenerate a much-loved open space.

The project will make the gardens fit for purpose, futureproofing the space and its ability to host large-scale events. The history of the gardens will be incorporated in its design, reconnecting it with the origins of the space as a former dock.

The Queens Gardens refurbishment complements the delivery of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project through providing improvements to an important pedestrian route between the Hull Maritime Museum and North End Ship Yard.

The refurbishment is being funded by Hull City Council

The Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project is a key cultural regeneration scheme in the heart of Hull’s city centre that will protect and celebrate 800 years of Hull’s maritime heritage.

The tender documents for the Queens Gardens refurbishment are available at