The massive success of UK City of Culture 2017 provided a platform for the sector. Investments in our museums, galleries and theatres have secured the city’s identity as a cultural capital.
We’ve heavily invested in our city centre to the tune of £250m establishing a world class visitor destination, bringing together the unique and historic old town and waterfront and creating a thriving cultural and economic hub. We are working to create a city centre less reliant on retail and delivering a long-term sustainable economy. This investment has resulted in a 3,500 - seat purpose built venue, a refurbished and rejuvenated indoor market hall, reimagined public spaces and a reconnection between the city and its now flourishing waterfront Fruit Market area with the installation of an icon footbridge.
City centre living is thriving, we’ve assembled large development sites that provide opportunities for as many as 2,500 homes and apartments to be built as well as opportunities for leisure and retail.
Hull’s ambition for growth in its visitor market is highlighted by the ongoing Hull Yorkshires Maritime city project. Due for completion in 2024 the project includes restoring five of Hull’s key maritime heritage assets to place its 800 years of seafaring history at the heart of the city’s visitor offer and attract an additional 300,000 visitors after its first year of reopening.