Plans for new Hull venue move a step closer

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by KCFM

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A new 3,500 seater venue in Hull is closer to being built in the city and could be started by the end of 2015.

Feasibility work into the major events centre believes the venue would attract 240,000 people, who would spend £13.8m in the city every year and create at least 500 long-term jobs.

The council has already committed £32.6m towards the cost of building the complex.

It’s hoped the new venue will reconnect the city centre with the historic old town and will be situated close to key road and rail routes in and out of Hull.

The aim is to provide another iconic landmark for the city and will offer visitors spectacular views of Hull Marina.

Portfolio Holder for Visitor Destination, Councillor Steven Bayes, said:

“The city lacks a venue like this this and a conference venue. This should create a lot of interest, a lot of jobs and a lot of revenue into the city.”

Claire Suggit, Centre Manager of Princes Quay, said:

“This is fantastic news for the City and one that we are delighted the partnership between ourselves and Wykeland has played a part in bringing to this stage.

“The partnership is continuing to work jointly with Hull City Council over the wider regeneration of this important part of the City Centre. We are very excited about the development of the Venue and the benefits and additional footfall it will bring to Princes Quay.”

Design concepts will be completed and contractors appointed by the end of 2015, with the venue scheduled to open in 2018.

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Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by KCFM

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