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View 12 key investment sites which are offering unique investment possibilities in Hull city centre.

Albion Square Plans
How the Albion Square site could look.

The next phase in Hull’s regeneration will takes the shape of 12 key sites offering unique investment possibilities. Hull City Council's long-term vision for the future of the city centre, following the city's year as the UK City of Culture and ongoing ambition to be a world-class visitor destination, has been presented to investors.

The plans demonstrate Hull City Council’s commitment to evolve the offer in Hull, making the city less reliant on retail and delivering a long-term sustainable city centre economy as the national picture for the high street remains challenging. The sites outline the possibility for as many as 2,500 homes and apartments to be built in the city centre, as well as opportunities for leisure and retail. 

Scroll down to watch a video of Garry Taylor, Hull City Council's Head of Major Projects, and Alex Codd, the council's City Planning Manager, explaining the plans for the 12 sites.


Albion Square/Kingston House

The Albion Square development will comprise high-quality retail, housing, leisure and enhanced parking facilities set around an enclosed courtyard. It will include more than 250 residential units, 12,000 sq m retail space, 640 parking spaces. Opposite the site at Bond Street former council offices are being extensively refurbished into high end apartments. Further residences are proposed on the site, mainly over premises that front Albion Street.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 2.1 hectares
  • Preferred uses: retail led with mix of leisure, apartments and restaurant with multi-storey car park
  • Ownership: mainly Hull City Council

Blackfriargate

This site forms part of the wider regenerated Fruit Market which is fast becoming a modern and vibrant district featuring art galleries, restaurants, music venues and an emerging digital hub. The next phase of development will comprise 101 new homes at Blanket Row. C4Di, to the south of Blackfriargate, now has a blend of office, restaurant and leisure uses alongside an outdoor entertainment space over a dry dock. The Fruit Market is proving a magnet for both buyers and visitors to Hull’s waterfront and marina.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 1.5 hectares
  • Preferred uses: offices up to 7,500 sqm but other uses are referenced in the Local Plan
  • Ownership: mainly Hull City Council
  • Parking: a multi–storey car park is required to serve potential occupants and wider Fruit Market area
  • Surrounding uses: new C4Di business and restaurant uses to the south and Myton Bridge to the north, with new housing to the west

Portside

This site offers the opportunity for high-quality office space mixed in with residential units and leisure opportunities. To the immediate west of the site are recently completed high-end office premises, and restaurants and new apartments. These premises are set within high quality public realm that reaches to the edge of the Humber. Being a waterside location, views across the Marina and The Humber should be maximised and public realm enhanced. High-rise proposals involving a single tower could be used in providing more of a focal point to the Fruit Market area.

Key facts

  • Site size: 0.58 hectares
  • Preferred uses: Offices and/or mix of small retail and housing
  • Ownership – mainly Hull City Council


Garry Taylor, Hull City Council's Head of Major Projects, and Alex Codd, the council's City Planning Manager, talk about plans for 12 key city centre development sites.


Humber Quays

The site is earmarked for housing development involving apartments and modern terraced properties. It offers an opportunity in providing a further waterside design statement with links to Humber Quays 1 and 2 and onwards to the Fruit Market. The site is next to the Humber estuary at the entrance to working Albert Dock with high-end offices at Humber Quays to the east, and residential uses to the north.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 1.7 hectares
  • Preferred uses: Housing and apartment led scheme with under croft and multi-storey parking
  • Ownership – private in single ownership

Myton Street


Myton Street is located in a prime gateway location to the city centre. The striking £36 million Bonus Arena, a 3,500-capacity live performance and conferencing venue, was finished in 2018 as part of a positive transformation of the immediate area, which also includes an impressive landscaped setting. Nearby multi-storey car parks provide ample space for future operators. A planned Highways England’s £11.5 million cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A63 will better connect the site with the Hull Marina and the Fruit Market.  Some of the design challenges will be about treatment of the Ferensway corner and resolving the re-use of two listed buildings, including the former Earl de Grey pub and the vacant Castle Street Chambers offices.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 3.8 hectares
  • Preferred uses: retail led scheme next to the existing Bonus Arena entertainment venue and multi-storey car park
  • Ownership: mainly private
  • Current use: mainly vacant stores and a surface car

East Bank

East Bank perhaps offers the most dramatic scope for change, where major new housing/apartments are proposed next to the River Hull. 800 homes could be created here, with major new public realm and a riverside promenade created. Linked to this would be leisure uses in the Trinity House Buoys shed and in some ground floor blocks to activate the spaces nearby. The newly installed pedestrian Scale Lane Bridge connects the site in part to the Old Town to the west. 

Key facts 

  • Site size: 2.8 hectares in total
  • Preferred uses: Predominant housing up to 800 units but some small scale retail and leisure would be appropriate in supporting local resident needs
  • Ownership: Hull City Council

Dock Office Row

The site is at the heart of the historic maritime quarter of the city and within the ‘Old Harbour’. This was a main mooring point for boats. It also features three former dry docks. It is also on the northern edge of the Old Town, with most of the site within the former medieval walls sited along North Walls. Work is being carried out to upgrade the flood defence along the river as part of the Flood Defence Granting Aid £36m programme. Part of the site is set to become a prestigious location for the £27.4 million Yorkshire’s Maritime City project as a visitor centre destination with the accommodation of historic vessels and further housing and apartments.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 1.04 hectares in total
  • Ownership: 3 land parcels mainly private in different ownerships
  • Preferred uses: mix of cultural and housing up to 140 units that builds on the success of the Yorkshire Maritime City project

High Street

The site is currently vacant but was once used for warehousing associated with the commercial use of the River Hull. A residential block is envisaged for the site given the surrounding street pattern and the proximity of the A63 Myton Bridge. The site forms a key entry point to the city’s Old Town and is highly visible from the A63 Myton Bridge.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 0.10 hectares
  • Ownership: private
  • Preferred uses: housing or apartments with under croft parking and perhaps offices/leisure uses below

Wincolmlee


The site is mainly vacant but it offers scope for significant residential development with waterfront views. This is becoming a residential area with apartments opposite and facing North Bridge, and further residential uses to the west of the site. The site lies between the River Hull and Wincolmlee.

Key facts

  • Site size: 0.7 hectares
  • Ownership: private
  • Preferred uses: city centre housing or apartment living for up to 150 units

Colonial Street

This site offers scope for significant residential use that perhaps takes advantage of the block road layout. The site, earmarked for residential opportunities, is next to St Stephen’s shopping centre.

Key facts

  • Site size: 1.5 hectares
  • Ownership: Hull City Council
  • Preferred uses: housing up to 200 units

Anlaby Road/Park Street


This site offers scope for further residential use at the edge of the city centre, close to the transport interchange.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 0.7 hectares
  • Ownership: mainly private
  • Preferred uses: housing up to 80 units but other uses to animate the street in addition to parking and amenity space

Ice Arena

The Ice Arena is due to be relocated which will create housing opportunities on the edge of the city. There is scope for significant residential use on this edge city centre site particularly given nearby housing. Although currently in use as an ice arena, this use is due to be relocated.

Key facts 

  • Site size: 1.5 hectares
  • Ownership: Hull City Council
  • Preferred uses: housing for up to 70 units and parking serving these properties


Get in touch

Hull City Council, Guildhall,
Hull, East Yorkshire,
HU1 2AA,
UK

01482 613 089

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