Hull revamp revealed ahead of City of Culture stint

Tim Clark

Work by Leeds landscape firm to be completed by 2017

Hull has unveiled images of its plans for a £25 million revamp of its public realm ahead of its stint as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017.

The redevelopment will see 14 streets and four public squares revamped including Queen Victoria Square and the historic Beverley Gate.

Leeds firm Re-form Landscape Architecture is behind the scheme and is working with consultants Arup and Gardiner & Theobold as well as the city council.

The council is carrying out the works as part of a 10 year progamme which includes conservation work to historic buildings, rejuvenating Pearson Park, setting up a new digital hub within the Fruit Market and building a footbridge over the A63 to connect the marina to the city centre.

A second phase of projects will be completed after 2017 and includes work on the city’s museums, a swimming pool as well as a hotel, music and events centre.

Work on the first phase is set to start on site next month and is due to be completed by the end of 2016.

 

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