Council to act over Hull eyesore

p21636P-d8482b7b-bfd3-4ca6-8ee8-faf6c94db865

Published: Friday 30th January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

A crumbling former hotel in the centre of Hull could force the city council to take action over the safety hazard.

The derelict building, once known as the New York, has been a prominent eyesore for over 10 years.

It presents a potential embarrassment for the city’s authorities, especially with Hull’s place in the spotlight for the 2017 City of Culture.

This is because the building is what rail passengers visiting the city see first when they come out of Paragon Station.

In 2011 a rotten window frame smashed into a bus shelter roof, while last January Hull City council ordered the site’s owners to undertake urgent structural repairs.

But their demolition work, which last summer they promised to begin before Christmas, never materialised due to lack of funds and the old hotel continues to fall to bits.

Daren Hale, a councillor who is deputy leader of the local authority, said that demolishing the building is a priority due to its prominent location

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 30th January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search