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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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West Hull Regeneration

Several schemes running alongside each other including-
  • Gateway Home Refurbishment
  • Newington and St Andrews Area Masterplan
  • West Park Regeneration
  • App for Carlton Cinema turned into Flats retaining historic facade
  • Proposal for Hull's first protected wildlife reserve
  • Art Scheme along Anlaby Road

Obviously city centre developments are key but not everyone wants to live in the centre, so its important to make the surrounding areas as good as possible. With around £400 million being spent over the next few years West Hull may see itself as a desireable location to live in once more.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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Gateway

http://www.gatewayhull.co.uk/west-hull/

A major regeneration programme is under way in Newington and St. Andrew's, west Hull, where new and refurbished homes are just the first step to creating a thriving and popular place to live within easy reach of the city centre.

Our aim is to create a thriving and vibrant neighbourhood, with a variety of housing that combines the best of the past with something new and exciting for the future. Alongside excellent community facilities, schools and open spaces, this will transform this historic community, making it a place where people from all walks of life will choose to live.

Gateway and its partners have kick-started the regeneration of Newington and St. Andrew's with schemes including:
  • £12 million development of over 100 new, eco-friendly homes at Woodcock Street;
  • refurbishment of over 900 homes at Melrose Street, Plane Street, Sandringham Street, St. George's Road, Alliance Avenue, Carew Street and part of De La Pole Avenue;
  • acquisition of homes and commercial properties, west of Hawthorn Avenue to make way for the development of new homes on the former Amy Johnson school site;
  • community Action Box initiative to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour;
  • £2 million Townscape Heritage Initiative to repair and regenerate historic properties in the Boulevard/Coltman Street area.
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West Park Regeneration

Hull Gateway and LDA Design submit detailed designs for city's West Park scheme
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16 November 2009
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Detailed designs for the initial phase for the regeneration of Hull's historic West Park have been submitted for planning permission by Hull Gateway.

The West Park scheme is a part of a wider £400m regeneration of Newington and St Andrews in west Hull.

LDA Design was appointed as lead designer by Hull Gateway to begin the estimated £7m revitalisation of West Park.

Collaborating with sub-consultant artist Jason Bruges Studio, key elements have been designed for the first phase -- the £1.4m project to redesign the main entrance.

New artworks will be installed in the entrance square, to give the nearby listed Carnegie library building an enhanced setting. Two paths will connect the park gateway with Hull City's Kingston Communications football stadium, which is located within West Park.

"We are pleased to play a part in the exciting transformation of West Park," said LDA Design project leader Bernie Foulkes. "We have striven to incorporate the historic background of the park in many of the detailed design elements, which will give West Park a contemporary and striking entrance without forgetting its heritage."

Pending approval, the first stage of work is expected to begin early next year, to be completed by summer 2010.
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Art Scheme along Anlaby Road

Plans for public art in west Hull

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.c...l/article.html

Plans have been unveiled for the most ambitious attempt yet to integrate public art in a major regeneration scheme.
Illuminations in West Park, giant street sculptures in Anlaby Road and artworks inspired by aviation pioneer Amy Johnson could all feature in the project.
Officials behind the £400m Gateway regeneration initiative hope a series of eye-catching installations will help transform the Newington and St Andrew's neighbourhoods in west Hull.
All the artwork will sit alongside 2,000 new homes being built in the area along with new-look parks, shopping parades and a new public square opposite the KC Stadium in Anlaby Road.
Four leading UK urban designers have been appointed to work on specific schemes in different parts of the city's former fishing community.
They include sculptor Martin Heron, who is already known in Hull for his striking steel bear sculptures at the entrance to Albany Street off Spring Bank.
Their work will be co-ordinated by Exeter-based urban design and landscape architecture firm LDA Design, which recently produced the masterplan for the new 2012 Olympic Park in London.
As well as overseeing the project, the company will also be deliver a major programme of physical improvements in West Park.
Bernie Foulkes, a partner at LDA Design, said: "We recognise that the role of lead designer in Newington and St Andrew's is a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring new life and vitality into these neighbourhoods.
"We are really looking forward to developing the master plan for the area and also the individual projects in partnership with Gateway and the local community."
A series of community workshops will be held in West Park over the summer for local residents to have their say on some of the ideas being put forward by the designers.
Work on the first schemes is expected to start early next year.
Chris Hilton, development director at Gateway, described the team of urban designers and artists as "outstanding".
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Old November 16th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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Aviation pioneer inspires £400m city wards regeneration drive

Aviation pioneer inspires £400m city wards regeneration drive
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/local...ity.5315881.jp

Published Date:
29 May 2009
By Simon Bristow
HULL aviation heroine Amy Johnson will be the inspiration behind an urban regeneration project aimed at helping one of the city's most deprived neighbourhoods, described as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity.


Housing market renewal organisation Gateway has revealed plans to make tributes to the aviation pioneer a central focus of a £400m scheme to transform the Newington and St Andrew's wards, where Johnson went to school.

A team of "world class" urban designers and artists has been appointed to reinvigorate the area, Gateway said.

The development includes plans for 2,000 new homes, revitalised parks and shopping areas and a public square in Anlaby Road.

Four designers have been appointed to work on specific sites, one of whom, Chris Tipping, has been tasked with incorporating Johnson-inspired public art into the design and housing around the site of a former school named after her.

More than 600 new and contemporary eco-homes will be built on the site over the next 10 years.

Mr Tipping will seek to tell the story of Johnson's 10,000-mile pioneering flight from Hull to Darwin in Australia as part of the project, and trees planted throughout the area will reflect the 16 countries she visited.

The Jason Bruges Studio in London will create interactive lighting displays in West Park, sculptor Martin Heron will work in Anlaby Road, while Bruce Williams will create 3D steel structures in Hessle Road.

Johnson, the daughter of a Hull fish merchant and trawler owner, achieved worldwide fame in 1930 when she became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, aged 26.

The operations director at Gateway, Laura Carr, said: "Amy Johnson's achievements and the impact she had, not only on a local and national but also a global level, should not be underestimated. She was a heroine in every sense of the word and someone of whom the city should be very proud."

She added: "Amy did of course attend the Boulevard Municipal Secondary School in Newington and St Andrew's, and maintained strong links with the area until her untimely death in 1941.

"As such, the decision to pay homage to her journey to Darwin through public artwork was an easy one and is clear evidence of Gateway's commitment to breathing new life into Newington and St Andrew's, without forgetting the area's distinguished heritage."

The work will be co-ordinated by Exeter-based urban design and landscape architecture firm LDA Design, whose recent work includes creating the masterplan for the 2012 Olympic Park in London.

A partner at LDA Design, Bernie Foulkes, said: "We recognise that the role of lead designer in Newington and St Andrew's is a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring new life and vitality into these neighbourhoods.

"We are really looking forward to developing the master plan for the area and also the individual projects in partnership with Gateway and the community."

Residents will be invited to have their say on the plans at public events on June 4 and 6 at the Rainbow Centre in Wheeler Street, the latter to be attended by Mr Tipping.

Work is expected to start on the first schemes early next year.

Gateway was launched in 2003 to revitalise neighbourhoods with declining populations where the housing market was weak.

Research in 2005 revealed that nearly one in 10 properties in the Newington and St Andrew's wards were unfit places in which to live.

A total of 60 per cent did not meet the Government's Decent Homes standard, and 32 per cent had no central heating.
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West Park Regeneration

£7m makeover for Hull's West Park http://www.thisishullandeastriding.c...l/article.html

Ambitious plans to give Hull's West Park a £7m makeover have been unveiled.
The proposed facelift is aimed at reviving the park's original Victorian splendour while giving it a contemporary twist.
Residents and regular park users are also being encouraged to have their say on the plans at a series of consultation events.
The proposals include:
  • A new-look main entrance to the park.
  • A new access road to the KC Stadium.
  • Restored historic features, including a bandstand.
  • A new, bigger children's paddling pool.
  • A network of new canals and fountains.
  • A competition standard skate park and climbing wall.

A range of improvements are also planned for existing attractions, including the bowling club and miniature railway.
One idea being looked at is re-routing the popular volunteer-run miniature railway through the centre of the park.
Chris Parsons, chairman of the Hull and District Society of Model and Experimental Engineers, said: "I have been involved with the railway for well over 20 years and people still keep saying they never knew it is here.
"People come to the park to enjoy themselves and you can always improve things.
"Times change but I think the park stills gives a lot of pleasure and enjoyment to a lot of people."
The proposed facelift is part of a new masterplan being drawn up for the park, which first opened in 1885.
Gateway regeneration agency, which is a partner in the Mail's Bounce Back campaign that is helping the region overcome the recession, is providing £1.4m for the first phase of work to create the new Anlaby Road entrance.
Residents the Mail spoke to seemed upbeat about the proposals.
Dianne Wharrum, 68, of Anlaby Road, believes a makeover is long overdue.
She said: "I definitely welcome the plans. They need to get people back using it."
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Call to create city's first nature reserves

Call to create city's first nature reserves

Monday, January 05, 2009, http://www.thisishullandeastriding.c...l/article.html

Politicians are being urged to back moves to create Hull's first officially designated nature reserves.
At the moment, there is not a single designated Local Nature Reserve in the city, but a study by ecology experts has identified three potential sites.
They say land at the Bransholme fishing lake off Noddle Hill Way, and Rockford Fields in east Hull are both "ecologically excellent".
The former Calvert Lane railway sidings in west Hull are rated "ecologically outstanding".
All three sites were identified after the first citywide study of its kind.
The survey, by Derbyshire-based consultant ecologists Penny Anderson Associates, found almost all the ecologically important sites in Hull had no active conservation management, while three had been destroyed by recent development.
They were the Golf Links Road allotments and railway sites south of Sculcoates Lane and south of the former Sculcoates Power Station.
The report submitted to Hull City Council, said: "Superficially, the city of Hull is a highly-developed urban area with few obvious opportunities for wildlife.
"On closer inspection, however, the city is, ecologically speaking, very rich and diverse and boasts an integrated network of green spaces that facilitates the movement of wildlife.
The study identified 13 sites for future conservation management work.
And it also highlighted 18 sites facing potential problems caused by two invasive species recorded during the study – Japanese knotwood and giant hogweed.
The report is due to be discussed by the council's cabinet later this month.
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I've not heard anything else on this yet - I know the ecological areas were weak on Hull's recent green listing - perhaps we might see this bumped up in priority?

Also with Calvert Lane Railway Bridge being removed it would be an opportunity for a landmark Bridge to be put in too?
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http://www.planningresource.co.uk/ne...process-award/
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Hull lifts RTPI planning process award
Flemmich Webb, PlanningResource, 9 December 2009
The RTPI has granted Hull City Council and regeneration agency Gateway an award for 'planning process' for its Newington and St Andrew's Area Action Plan.
The scheme, a £400-million regeneration scheme in the Yorkshire and Humber region, includes 2,000 new ‘eco-homes’ and improvements for more than 3,000 existing Victorian and Edwardian homes, demolition of 1,800 of some of the worst houses in the borough, and network of new and revitalised parks, planted walkways and pedestrianised streets.

Richard Crabtree, chair of the RTPI Yorkshire Region, praised the project describing it as "capable of securing a long-term sustainable community and could be used as an exemplar elsewhere."

Other projects considered by the RTPI for the award included Barnsley’s local development framework, Castle Howard’s conservation management plan and the restoration of Eastbrook Hall.
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Housing plan for former Birds Eye site
Thursday, December 10, 2009, 06:30

PLANS have been unveiled to build 260 new houses on the former Birds Eye factory site in west Hull.

The frozen pea processing plant in Hessle Road closed just over two years ago.

Both before and after the final shutdown, the buildings on the 7.2 acre site were marketed for possible industrial use.

However, due to a lack of interest from potential occupiers and the high cost of retaining the empty buildings, a decision was made earlier this year to demolish the factory.

Since then, contractors have cleared the site.

Now Birds Eye has submitted a planning application to Hull City Council to develop 260 new homes on the land.

If given the go-ahead, the proposed development would be accessed via the former factory's existing main entrance off Hessle Road.

Miranda Barnes, senior planner with the scheme agents CB Richard Ellis, said a team from her company had looked at different options for the site – housing, industry or a mix of the two.

The three options were initially presented at a public exhibition for local residents last April where there was clear support for a housing-only scheme.

Designs for the new housing were then shown at a follow-up exhibition in September

She said: "The proposed housing development is the natural choice for the use of the site given its positioning within an existing residential area.

"The site has previously been marketed to attract industrial users with no success which demonstrates the lack of commercial interest and development viability.

"Additionally, it was clear from the results of the surveys undertaken at our two exhibitions that the local residents are not in support of the site being used for industrial purposes.

"There is limited housing land across the Hull area and by introducing a design-led, sustainable housing scheme, the residential offering within the locality will be undoubtedly enhanced."

Councillors are expected to decide on the scheme in the New Year.
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also covers East Hull too

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.c...l/article.html

£14m to build council houses
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Almost £14m is to be spent building more than 100 new council houses in the region, the Government has announced.
Ministers said they were putting up half the funding for 56 new family homes in the East Riding and 54 in Hull, with the local authorities set to provide the rest of the money.
The East Riding, which secured funds for 275 new properties under the first wave of funding announced last year, has put itself at the forefront of moves to revive council house building in England.
The second round of grants announced yesterday will see more than £7m spent on homes in Goole, Driffield, Market Weighton and Bridlington - with construction set to begin this summer.
East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby said: "This is excellent news. The council received one of the highest grant allocations for new affordable housing in the first round of the scheme, which enables us to build 275 new homes.
"These new homes will be predominately two-bedroom homes and bungalows targeted at older people and small, young families and built to a very high standard of insulation and sustainability.
"The East Riding's bid has been based on local needs for local people."
Hull will spend more than £6.7m on 54 properties, divided between sites at Junella Fields in Woodcock Street, west Hull, Lingdale Road, east Hull, and Preston Road, east Hull.
Work on the mix of two and three-bedroom homes and bungalows is to start in April, with a completion date of March 2011.
This is the first time Hull has received funding under the scheme, with the city previously focusing its attention on the £156m Orchard Park redevelopment.
Pauline Davis, Hull City Council strategic director for housing investment and renewal, said: "It's great news for communities in these areas. The new homes, together with employment opportunities, community facilities and attractive open spaces nearby, will help bring families into the area."
The bid was backed last year by Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson, who wrote to Housing Minister John Healey calling it "a very important development in a city where the council has not built a single council house since 1993".
Announcing the funding at Westminster yesterday, Mr Healey said: "These are top-notch green homes, many of them family homes, all of them adding to the mix of existing neighbourhoods.
"This marks a break with the past 30 years, where we now have councils ready and willing to build and a government ready and willing to back them."
A condition of the Government funding is that developments will have to provide local jobs and apprenticeships, he added.
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Hull will spend more than £6.7m on 54 properties, divided between sites at Junella Fields in Woodcock Street, west Hull, Lingdale Road, east Hull, and Preston Road, east Hull.
£124k to build a council house????????
Crikey!
I thought mass production was supposed to work out cheaper.
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Minister to see progress of homes scheme

Published Date: 11 February 2010
By Simon Bristow
HOUSING Minister Ian Austin will see work start on the latest phase of a massive urban regeneration project in Hull today.

Mr Austin will check the progress of work on 67 new homes in Woodcock Street and meet apprentices working on a multi-million pound scheme to improve thousands of existing properties.

The second phase is getting under way following a £2.1m grant frADVERTISEMENT

om the Government's Kickstart fund.

The £12m development, which is being delivered by Keepmoat Homes and Places for People, comprises 106 new properties – the first new homes to be built in the area in more than 20 years.

The Minister will also see how work is progressing on an ambitious £25m improvement programme to the front of 2,000 Victorian and Edwardian homes in the city being led by regeneration agency Gateway.

Gateway chairman Stuart Whyte said: "I am delighted to welcome Ian Austin to Hull to mark the start of work on a further 67 new homes.

"The support of the Homes and Communities Agency is vital to the Gateway programme and the allocation of £2.1m from the Kickstart fund is excellent news which will allow us to drive forward the regeneration in this difficult time."

All the new homes in St Andrew's Square, Woodcock Street, benefit from a range of environmentally friendly features designed to cut fuel bills and reduce pollution.
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Keepmoat homes is surely a Doncaster company - are they using a Hull-based workforce? if not, is it even benefitting the local economy in any way other than home improvement?
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Work on West Park to start next month

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Published Date: 03 March 2010
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A HULL-based building firm has benefited from a commitment to use local labour by winning the first slice of a £100m regeneration contract.
Wrights Civil Engineering will carry out £500,000 of improvements to the entrance of West Park, where work is set to start next month.

Neighbourhood regeneration agency Gateway, and its partners Keepmoat Homes and Construction Works, are inviting tenders for work on the redevelopment of the Newington and St Andrew's wards in West Hull.

While their chief criteria remain the quality and price of bids, Gateway gave a pledge to use city firms where possible.

It is inviting companies who would like to bid to find out more at an event at The Village Hotel in Hessle next Wednesday.

Pauline Davis, strategic director for Gateway, said: "Gateway is committed to the use of local labour on our developments and we are very keen to engage with companies from across the city at this event.

"It offers local firms, both big and small, a chance to express an interest and tender for work."

The event will begin at 4pm with presentations from Construction Works, Keepmoat and Gateway, and there will also be information to assist anyone from sole contractors to large companies on how to proceed.

Rachael Fairburn, supply chain co-ordinator at Construction Works, said: "The event is designed to make sure the work on this very important programme is kept as local as possible and is part of an on-going commitment to the local workforce.

"Information and support for all those interested in tendering will ensure local companies can be successful and can be involved in the transformation of their city."

Councillor Rick Welton, portfolio holder for regeneration at Hull Council, said the appointment of Hull-based companies would help kick-start the city's economy.

He said: "I am pleased to see local companies being offered the chance to work on the city's regeneration. It is vital that we support the local economy and this is just one way in which we are working to achieve this."

Anyone wanting to attend can email Rachael Fairburn at Rachael@constructionworks.org.

The work is part of a £400m regeneration scheme in the two wards.
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Because East Hull regeneration has been mentioned here already;

Energy efficient show homes opened
Monday, March 08, 2010, 06:30
Two show homes offering a glimpse of what life could be like in an energy efficient house have opened.

The houses in the Sutton Meadows development in east Hull are part of a £27m Government-funded regeneration project.

The scheme involved clearing old housing sites for new developments.

These include estates where council housing is being replaced by new private homes to buy or rent through housing associations.

Gateway, in partnership with Rosa Homes and Southdale is in the process of demolishing 260 sub-standard properties to the east of Mitcham Road to make way for the new, energy efficient homes.

Diane and Mark Key have recently moved into one of the new properties.

Mrs Key said: "Our old house was very expensive to heat, particularly in the winter.

"We are thrilled to be in our new home.

"The regeneration of the area is a great thing and will lead to new people moving into the area, but in brand new houses."

Homes on the site benefit from a range of energy saving features including high insulation levels.

They all have 'A' rated energy efficient appliances and have achieved the 'eco homes' mark of very good.

Councillor Rick Welton, portfolio holder for regeneration at Hull City Council, said: "The homes being built at Sutton Meadows are excellent quality and are designed to help reduce residents fuel bills.

"The opening of the show homes is an opportunity for people to come and have a look round the properties and to find out more about the area."

The three bedroom Sprite and the four bedroom Mystic homes are spread across three floors and feature large kitchen/dining rooms, living rooms, spacious bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom, plus an integral garage.

Work on the next 55 homes is expected to start later this month.
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Flythrough of proposed Woodcock St housing.

Good to see well designed, quality and affordable developments in a part of the city that has had it's fair share of problems in the past.

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They look rather snazzy for council houses. Much better than the usual 'Barratt home rip-off' designs that are usually used.

RE: the East Hull homes that I posted above, I think I know the ones - I drove by them the other day. They're not too bad for the area they are in. They're a step in the right direction to gaining something a bit more middle-class as far as housing goes, in an area surrounded by an estate full of 60s/70s rotting houses. Slightly too much of a Barrett-home rip-off, but for that area is very good.

You'll see why I'm mentioning Barrett homes later when I post a new thread, when I have time.
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It's a mixture of private, shared ownership and social housing. Sustainable communities are based on the principle of the people that own their own homes having a vested interest in making sure the area remains a place where people are proud to live.
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On that note, I was told something very interesting about Coltman Street the other week, after I had noticed how many listed buildings there are down there... I then looked up what I was told and came across this site;

http://www.coltmanstreet.co.uk/index.shtml

I was told it was once one of the wealthiest and most prosperous streets in Hull, full of doctors and solicitor types.
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It's a mixture of private, shared ownership and social housing. Sustainable communities are based on the principle of the people that own their own homes having a vested interest in making sure the area remains a place where people are proud to live.
i think something similar is planned for Orchard Park but with very Barratt- esque houses.
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