Hull gets major city centre facelift

Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull City Centre is to be given a £25 million facelift in preparation for City of Culture celebrations in 2017.

The first stage of the redesign will cost £12.7 million and will focus on renovating the streets between the Paragon Interchange, Queens Gardens and the Old Town.

The project is expected to create 207 construction jobs in Hull as well as having many other benefits including providing plenty of training opportunities for new apprentices.

The design contract was awarded to Arup, the same company that produced the initial design concepts for KC Stadium.

Richard Bickers, Arup’s project director for the renovation, said that the project was one of the best opportunities for this type of investment in the UK.

Councillor Martin Mancey, cabinet member for economic development, called the renovation project one of the biggest Hull had ever seen, adding the council was delighted to have appointed Arup.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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  • Irene Smith

    The council really need to make it more attractive financially to attract new shops into the area.
    A reduction in extortionate business and council tax would be some incentive. The area’s between St Stephens and Princess Quay desparately need more retailers to fill the empty shops already there. Hope they are not too short sighted and overlook this major factor as to why the smaller shops can’t afford to invest in this area.

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