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Developments for Kingston-Upon-Hull:


THIS POST UPDATED: 21 April 2009


For a full map of up to date development areas in the city, please see Chris G's Development Map

Thanks to Chris for that.



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Quay West

Kingston-upon-Hull City Council has granted planning permission for Henderson Global Investors and Invista's proposed refurbishment and extension of Hull's Princes Quay shopping centre. The Quay West development will increase current floor space by more than 500,000 sq ft, to create a new 725,000-sq ft retail destination.

The open-air scheme will reinstate streets and squares that existed in the area prior to the Second World War and will provide a substantial mix of uses. In addition to two new department stores, there will also be approximately 60 new stores; a new 140-room 4-star star hotel; ancillary offices and flats.

There will also be an increased focus on leisure and Vue Cinemas has already opened the first fully digital cinema in Europe on the top deck of the centre.

A full refurbishment of the harbour deck of the centre, including new quayside dining is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2009.

However, the wider plans for Quay West are currently on hold due to current economic conditions, but developers have stated that the plans will go ahead when the situation improves.





Vue Cinema Conversion of top deck of Princes Quay shopping centre. Europes first fully digital cinema (Completed)
http://www.myvue.com/cinemas/index....&ci=73&submitChangCin.x=13&submitChangCin.y=7

St Stephens

£200M+ development fronting Ferensway and covering 100,000 sq m.

Incorporating new shopping centre, new home for Hull Truck theatre, 220 new apartments, Albemarle childrens music centre and refurbishment of Paragon station into a state of the art transport interchange

Shopping Centre now open and Transport Interchange completed.

Hotel and Music Centre now open.

Theatre U/C to be completed and opened late 2008.

Residential scheme to follow.

http://www.ststephens-hull.com//





Adjoining Hotel (Completed))


Adjoining Music Centre (Completed)


New Hull Truck Theatre: (U/C)

http://www.hulltruck.co.uk/building.asp





St Stephen's Residential (Outline PP Granted)


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Paragon Station 'Transport Interchange' and associated refurbishment: (Main building works completed, with additional minor work ongoing)



Flickr Hull: photograph by 'horrigania'
http://flickr.com/photos/horrigania/1432819836/



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River Hull proposals

The Boom - £100M residential development (Full Planning Permission granted with work on site due to start late 2008)
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1303

Premier Inn Hotel - £10m, 128-bed, pastel blue coloured hotel building to complement The Boom on the East side of the river.(U/C)




Rank Hovis residential tower - The new 23-storey development on the Rank Hovis site will include apartments, a 77-bed hotel, restaurants, a medical centre, a convenience store and student accommodation.




Trinity Quays http://www.f3-designs.com/trinityquays/trinquays.swf (Outline PP Granted)


'The River' Sister attraction to 'The Deep' Aquarium on the Humber waterfront, 'The River' project would entail a huge glass dome being placed over the current derelict Central Dry Dock to transform the area into an indoor freshwater eco-system and tropical zoo.

http://www.thisishullandeastriding....tion-Hull/article-1039727-detail/article.html

http://www.hullcitybuild.co.uk/p04_newspage.asp?pageid=90&MediaID=39&view=detail

..And new River Hull footbridge - (Under construction offsite. To be in place by the end of 2009)

The first pedestrian bridge of its type anywhere in the world, it will allow pedestrians to 'ride' the bridge as it swings open to allow for traffic on the river







Anderson Wharf student accomodation
http://www.stephenson-bell.com/portfolio/anderson-wharf-hull.html#main


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Humber Quays - Development area on Western side of the Marina



Island Wharf World Trade Centre (Phase 1) (Completed):


HQ2 Second office building (Completed)


Freedom Quay (U/C)



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Fruit Market -
Refurbishment of historic part of the waterfront on the east side of the Marina, incorporating mixture of residential conversions, restaurants, cafes, boutique hotels etc.

Proposals for the four remaining parcels which make up the remainder of the first phase of development in the Fruit Market are being finalised, and details will be released over coming months. These are:

Marina Gateway 14 stories - ispace
http://www.innovatingspace.co.uk/content/regeneration/marinagateway/background.aspx


Wellington Mart - Queensway Properties
Mixed use refurbishment of existing buildings with some imaginative new build infill. The ground floor will consist of retail and parking. There are 51 apartments with an imaginative design incorporating green space and communal living. (Within the dotted lines in the above map).
http://wellingtonmart.com/index.htm



Baltic Wharf - Lordsvale
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Heart Of The City

Redevelopment of Hull College Queens Garden Site:
http://www.thisisyourmail.co.uk/posts/your_patch/view/53054--80m-new-look-for-city-college-


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Albion Square

New Medical Centre on current surface car park (Albion St.) to house walk in GP centre, cafe Hull NHS offices and relocated Quays medical centre. PP granted, and construction hopefully complete for 2011.



Refurbishment of old Co-Operative department store (U/C)


Albion Street Apartments - Conversion of listed Georgian Terrace http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408009&page=119

Refurbishment of central library (phase one completed)

Owner Hotels
- Conversion of Georgian 'Institute' building into the citys first 4* city centre hotel (U/C due to be completed early 2008)
- 'Podz' conversion of buildings in Maltings former brewery area into Japanese style pod hotels (Outline PP granted)
http://www.ownerhotel.com/index.htm

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Miscellaneous City Centre Developments

The Sawmill Apartment scheme on Dock Street incorporating conversion of listed Georgian buildings on George St.

www.thesawmillhull.co.uk

Hull Arena redevelopment


Hull History Centre - New central £7.7million building designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt to bring the cities historic archives together under one roof for the first time. (Full PP granted with work due to commence mid-late2008)



http://www.hull.ac.uk/historycentrehull/

Museums Quarter - Conversion of Georgian houses next to the newly refurbished Wilberforce house into arts and crafts centre and museum (proposed)

Caroline Place Apartments 5 and 6 storey building to provide office accommodation, 42 self contained flats, 2 retail units and undercroft parking
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cach...tf+abraham+dale+hull&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=uk


Freetown Way Travelodge Hotel:

Plans have been submitted for a new Travelodge building on the corner of Freetown Way and Pryme St. city centre





Landscaping of new 'Arc' building - http://www.alti-pix.com/photomontage_applications.htm

Castle Street scheme - The ‘cut and cover’ tunnel scheme has now been scrapped due to escalating costs and an undeliverable time frame.

In January 2006, the Regional Transport Board agreed that the A63 Castle Street scheme was a key regional priority and recommended it be funded from the 2011/12 funding package. Ministerial approval is still required and there will be many further hurdles that the scheme will still need to jump before any work begins.

The latest proposal is seen as far more achievable for ministerial backing, and achieves most of the objectives set for the road scheme, with much less hindrance to local traffic during consruction. It includes new grade seperated junctions to improve traffic from the port, and a wide landscaped pedestrian concourse to reunite the city centre core with the Humber waterfront and Marina:
http://www.thisishullandeastriding....uleName=InternalSearch&formname=sidebarsearch


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Over £1.75billion of developments are in the pipeline for five specific areas of Hull City centre under the URC (Citybuild) masterplan.
www.hull.co.uk
www.hullcitybuild.co.uk


OUT OF CENTRE

1. New Oncology unit at Castle Hill hospital (C)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/graham_warsap/2575810628/in/pool-kingstonuponhull


2. Roundabout sculpture (scrapped)
3. New business park, Hessle (C)
4. New 400ft + wind turbine (A)
5. Development of new buildings at Hull University, now in the UK's top 40 Universities, three behind Leeds University (UC)
6. New surburb, Kingswood (C)
7. Other new surburb on brownfield site near Sculcoates (Urban Sensation) (partially complete)
8. Craven Park (Hull K.R. - Rugby Super League) stadium redevelopment (partially complete)
http://www.superleague.co.uk/article.php?id=10189


9. East Park £12m revamp (C)
10. Port of Hull expansion (partially complete)
11. Great Thornton Street Flats revamp (UC)
12. Preston Road regeneration program
13. Hull Royal Infirmary, the future, moving from the tower (P)
14. West Hull (Newington and St Andrews pathfinder area)regeneration program (partially complete)
15. Orchard Park regeneration program
16. Expansion of the Village Hotel (P)
17. Restructure of the Hull education system (approved, with Endevor already completed)
18. Upgraded freight and surburban train route (UC)
19. Relocation of the Fruit Market to out-of-town site
20. Expansion of Arco National HQ building (c)
21. New Hull-Pocklington-York rail route
22. New biofuel plant, BP
23. Park Street/Anlaby Road mixed use development, of offices, residential, restaurant etc, reaching approximately 40m (P)
24. Expansion of the KC Stadium, with higher capacity, hotel, possible casino
25. Development of St Andrews Dock and Lord Line building by Nikal Paloma.
26. Carlton Cinema Conversion - Anlaby Road. Erection of building to provide 43 self contained flats retaining facade of Carlton theatre.




Probably plenty more
 

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Good to see a Hull thread at last.

I still find it hard to believe that this is a Foster and Partners design. It resembles the recently demolished Broadway development in Bradford.



Mo' Hull - The Deep (Terry Farrell & partners)







Queen's Gardens (apartments and local BBC HQ)

 

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I know, the hotel to the right is heinous and the cladding is just..distressing. And this is the best render I've seen of St Stephen's yet! I do like the plaza and street furniture in front of it on ferensway, and the wavey glass canopy along the covered street though.

Does anyone have any info on the Albemarle Music Centre building going up adjacent to this on Ferensway?
 

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Good to see Hull making it's presence felt on the Skyscraper News homepage for the first time with info on the Hollybrook development.
Dissapointed to read the typically jaundiced and negative article that went with it though. :eek:hno: The type of write up that wouldn't exist for any other city in the UK for this sort of development without causing uproar. Hey Ho... We'll take it on the chin and keep on keeping on. As ever.

More projects planned...


Proposed residential block (On the right) on Humber Quays next to Island Wharf and Magnetic to be developed by Nikal and designed by Shepherd Epstein Hunter

http://www.seh.co.uk/projects_detail.asp?seh_project=Hull Humber Quays&seh_cat_id=2


Like this though...reminiscent of Sheffield Winter Gardens? it's by the same architects. Location is great as well (Behind Hull New Theatre and opposite the School of Architecture on George Street, should be good seeing canopy peeping round the corner from Georgian terrace on Kingston Square)

Hull History Centre by Pringle Richards Sharratt

http://www.prsarchitects.com/projects_main.html





 

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sorry lego..., but unfortunately what i said is true in the article. hull does an image problem, it does have tens of thousands of empty homes and a shrinking population, regeneration is mostly limited to building retail. this is one of the biggest cities in the uk and has almost nothing on skyscrapernews because almost nothing is proposed. as a site we are actually good for looking at trends of where regneration is. these are issues that need to be addressed and perhaps will be. hull is where liverpool was 15 years ago.
there's a lot of debate about whether hull is in terminal decline or not... to me at least it's britain's detroit. its also one of the cheapest places to live in the country and maybe in 15 years time itll be greatly improved...
 

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That hollybrook scheme for the 18 storey tower recieved planning permission ages ago (nearly two years now I think), but there is still no sign of any construction, I wonder why they're taking so long?
 

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sorry lego..., but unfortunately what i said is true in the article. hull does an image problem, it does have tens of thousands of empty homes and a shrinking population, regeneration is mostly limited to building retail. this is one of the biggest cities in the uk and has almost nothing on skyscrapernews because almost nothing is proposed. as a site we are actually good for looking at trends of where regneration is. these are issues that need to be addressed and perhaps will be. hull is where liverpool was 15 years ago.
there's a lot of debate about whether hull is in terminal decline or not... to me at least it's britain's detroit. its also one of the cheapest places to live in the country and maybe in 15 years time itll be greatly improved...
Fair enough. Nobody can deny that hull has an image problem, but my point is that this has not just developed from the city's economic shortcomings and 20th century disasters, but also from the medias constant petty swipes, and the fact that the place is often used as a cruel and belittling comedy shorthand for the northern working class because of it's association with a low skilled (but massively courageous) industry during the last century.

I know you might point to statistics, graphs, secondary accounts blah blah blah, but as this is an architecture forum, I want to use this thread as an opportunity to show people another side to the city that they would never usually be offered. In it's 700 years, Hull has had, and has (to quuite a surprisingly large extent) maintained a wealth of fascinating, fantastic buildings and public spaces. Hopefully many of these are in line for new uses and restoration to help the areas economy to revive. And, given the chance, and without being hamstrung by preconcieved notions and prejudice, new investment might be able to complement them with cutting edge designs.

People who have never been to the city from elsewhere might believe that hull has nothing to offer and has no future, but from what I know about it's history, character and cultural heritage as a truly great British working class maritime city I happen to disagree. So there.
 

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That hollybrook scheme for the 18 storey tower recieved planning permission ages ago (nearly two years now I think), but there is still no sign of any construction, I wonder why they're taking so long?
I think the issue here is the fact that whilst Paragon station is being redeveloped into a stunning new 21st centuryinterchange(we hope) ;), the busses and main city centre stops have been re-routed and are on and around the car park next to the proposed Hollybrook scheme.
 

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Hull at the moment is trying to regenerate itself but the main project currently under construction (st stephens) is just going to make things worse in my opinion, as most stores opening in the new shopping centre (which is on the western edge of the city centre) already have a presence in the city and will end up vacating their current premises for this new mall, making Hull's main shopping streets look even more depressing, with boarded up shops and discount stores dominating the scene.

Hull council wanted to attract big name up-market stores to Hull with this new development but this doesn't seem to be happening, with stores so far signed up including TK Maxx, Game, H&M, Next, New Look, River Island, carphone warehouse, Sports World etc which all already have stores open in the city (apart from H&M).
Also a huge Tesco extra is to open within the scheme - this will surely suck the lifeblood out of Hull's existing retail streets like prospect street (which is already in a poor state), king edward street, whitefriargate etc.
Just the other week the city's Burger King shut down on prospect/king edward street - if a fast food outlet can't make it in what is seen as Hull's main 'high street' then it doesn't bode well for the future of this area.

There is more retail development planned with Quay west (a planned outdoor extension to the existing princes quay shopping centre) but I can't see it going ahead in it's current form as I'm pretty certain that there won't be much more demand for retail space after st stephens is built.

Hull is a poor isolated city with a small catchment area (surrounded by countryside and small villages), so I cannot see it attracting the level of major business and investment that other northern cities have gained.

Having said that though, I really do like the place and the area around the old town is very pleasant, but I would tend to agree that the area is still in decline, whether it is terminal or not remains to be seen.
 

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I totally take on board what you're saying BB and I make no attempt to deny that it's going to be a tough process from a virtual standing start. However, having studied the Citybuild masterplan in some depth (and - with one eye on the heritage of areas like the old town whilst aware of the fact that URC's are technically QUANGO's out for their own profit), after initial concerns similar to the ones you mention, I'm quite confident that expanding the retail offer is just the first step in a generally fairly sound and common sense overall approach.

Anyway, the reason that Citybuild cite as the reason for retail being the first focus of the plan is that many of the high street stores such as the ones you mention would either not move into the city or would have left anyway because of the lack of space in available 'units'. ie: the old buildings they have been housed in are not profitable because of a lack of floorspace. The URC obviously see the fact that if the masterplan is going to get anywhere, first and foremost the retail businesses need to be made profitable. I suppose in a way, St Stephen's is a bold gamble, but one that needed to be taken. The idea (i think) is that once this 'retail circuit' of St Stphen's, Quay West and Princes Quay/Prospect centre has returned it's investment and attracted high street names to the city centre, more upmarket outlets will follow to attract the more affluent shoppers from East Yorkshire and the citys western suburbs.
 

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regeneration is mostly limited to building retail
Well. MOST of the investment so far has gone into St Stephen's for the reasons stated previously. However, of the proposals and new developments on the thread so far (with more to come), that is the only retail.


it does have tens of thousands of empty homes and a shrinking population
The population has shrunk. As had Liverpools (much more drastically I might add) and virtually every other city before their regeneration programmes began. However, like many other citys, the city boundaries are drawn rather tightly, and do not take into account the places that most of these people actually moved to. When people discuss Hull in terms of statistics They are talking about what is essentially the inner city and not its well-heeled suburbs Kirk Ella, Swanland, Willerby, Cottingham, Ferriby, Brough etc. Some of which are very affluent indeed.
 

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Surely a suburb has to be a part of a city's built up area, and have good transport links to/from the city centre etc, I accept Willerby, Cottingham and Hessle are suburbs, but places like Beverley, Brough and Ferriby would be part of a Hull metro if there ever was one.
 

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It's not a discussion I particularly want to get into to be honest, cos it could just go on forever. Suffice to say that Beverley, Brough, Ferriby, Swanland and to the east Hedon, Preston and Bilton, whilst seperated from the City of Hull by green belt land (as well as the Humber in the case of Barton to the south) rely on the citys economy for work and shopping and as such are adequately connected transport-wise to be classed as a part of KUH just as much as the suburbs within the actual built up urban area. They are perhaps not suburbs in the strictest definition, but to all intents and purposes they function in the same way.

Latest News on Burnett House on Castle street is that after the renovation of it's exterior by citybuild over the summer from this:


to this..



they have announced Langtree plc. as the preffered developer to turn the interior into useable office space. Langtree have also announced their intention to build quality 4 story extensions on either side of the building to increase capacity.

http://www.urcs-online.co.uk/newsandpress/pressrelease.asp?id=642

Does anybody know anything about Langtree's track record with this kind of thing?

Also, how does it work? Will they announce the architects next or what?
 

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Get ready for Retail boom - Hull Daily Mail

08:00 - 13 November 2006
Shoppers will flood to Hull's two new retail developments and almost double their spending in the city, experts have claimed.

Retail analysts say the combined effect of the St Stephen's development and the planned extension to Princes Quay shopping centre will attract thousands of new shoppers.

And they have predicted the annual spend in Hull will soar in the next 15 years, from £488.9m last year to £858.2m.

The city may also start to attract shoppers from rival cities and towns such as York, Doncaster and Leeds.

The predictions have been made by retail analyst Nathaniel Litchfield in a report to go before Hull's planning committee.

The research will be used to guide councillors on future decisions on retail and leisure schemes in the city.

However, despite the huge positive impact the developments will have, the analysts have warned the centres may leave other traders in the city scrapping for customers.

The report says the new developments will swallow up half the increased spend in the city - an issue that has long been a concern to traders in areas such as Whitefriargate and Savile Street. Eric Silver, who runs Leonard Silver Menswear in Savile Street, said he feared independent traders would lose out.

He said: "Decisions have been made in the past that have not benefited the independent traders.

"Many shops have closed down. We are now in a position where we will be overwhelmed by the big stores."

To counter the threat of parts of the city centre being left behind, analysts have recommended Hull City Council concentrates on attracting new investment.

It says attractions such as restaurants, health clubs and nightclubs would add to the vibrancy.

City centre manager Ken Baldwin insisted other shopping areas could still flourish after the new centres open.

He said: "I see it as an opportunity. St Stephen's and Quay West will be fantastic additions to the city centre but I expect they will almost certainly be filled up by national multiple retailers, most of them with an emphasis on fashion.

"That leaves scope for more local, independent retailers to develop in the other areas of the city centre."

The £200m St Stephen's development is due to open next September. Outline plans for the £250m Quay West scheme will go before councillors next month. It is expected to include at least one major department store. [email protected]
 

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Good to see a thread on Hull. It's certainly a decent place, just not seeing much of the growth that most other cities are seeing, perhaps with the exception of St Stephens.

One of Hull's strongest points (as other cities) is it's university, which by all accounts is one of good reputation. Depending on student numbers a university can be a big big boost to any local economy. My sister in law graduated at Hull uni, and enjoyed her time there.
 
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