£5m scheme to regenerate historic Hull dock and flood defences

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A construction project to regenerate a historic riverside dock and to improve flood defences has started in Hull

The Hull+ scheme is a collaboration between Hull City Council and the Environment Agency. The £5 million investment is set to make environmental enhancements to the Dock Office Row area and to better protect 2,000 commercial properties with improved flood defences.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Environment Agency, it is envisaged that the work will generate additional investor confidence in the area.

The scheme will implement the £27.4m Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project being delivered by Hull City Council.

A grant of £15 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund helped enable the project.

Hull+ project manager Paul Ahdal, of the Environment Agency, said: “As well as improving flood defences in the area we hope the scheme will help provide a springboard for development and help continue to attract tourists to the city following the success of Hull 2017 City of Culture.”

Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP, said: “I am really pleased to see this vital scheme coming together, delivering jobs and flood improvements for local businesses.

“It’s a great example of the Government working in partnership with the Council to stimulate growth through infrastructure and heritage investment in the Northern Powerhouse.”

The first phase of work will see the removal of silt from the dry dock area off Dock Office Row which will be re-used to manufacture building bricks.

This will allow the Arctic Corsair to be relocated to the area after being renovated by contractors for Hull City Council.

The Hull+ scheme compliments a number of other projects in the area which include the River Hull Defences, delivered by the Environment Agency, and the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, delivered by Hull City Council.


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