Plans to future-proof Hull’s maritime treasures have been submitted.
Hull City Council’s architect, Purcell, has submitted applications that would put into action ambitious plans including a new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard to become the home of Hull’s only sidewinder trawler, the Arctic Corsair.
The detailed plans include an extensive refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum and increase access to its internationally recognised collections. They also detail the reconfiguration of the Dock Office Chambers to house the remaining collections and artefacts, to undertake vital research and conservation.
Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s deputy leader, said: “Today is an important step in the life of this project. These plans cement our continued ambition to drive the regeneration and success of the city forward.
“This project will not only enhance the city’s visitor offer, but create many opportunities to make our city a better place to live, work and study.
Work on the ambitious project could start as soon early 2020.
A bid has been submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which would release a grant of £13.6 million.
See the plans here.