30th May 2019
Hull City Council’s architect, Purcell, has submitted a number of planning applications to future proof Hull’s maritime treasures and continue the city’s remarkable journey since UK City of Culture 2017.
These ambitious plans include the creation of a brand new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard where Hull’s only sidewinder trawler, the Arctic Corsair, will be relocated and become its permanent home.
The detailed plans will also facilitate the extensive refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum and increase access to its internationally recognised collections and the reconfiguration of the Dock Office Chambers to house the remaining collections and artefacts, to undertake vital research and conservation.
Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration, Planning, Land and Property, said: “Today is an important step in the life of this project. These plans cement our continued ambition to drive the regeneration and success of the city forward.
“This project will not only enhance the city’s visitor offer, but create many opportunities to make our city a better place to live, work and study.
If approved, work on the ambitious project could start as soon early 2020.
A round-two bid will be submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund on 24 May 2019 and represents a huge statement of intent about Hull’s cultural and maritime credentials, building in the success of UK City of Culture in 2017. If successful, the bid will release a grant of £13.6 million.
Extensive engagement with more than 10,000 people has signalled strong public support for the ambitious project and people can continue to provide feedback via the planning portal.
The plans can be found here: