The North End Shipyard in Hull.
The North End Shipyard in Hull.

Ambitious plans for Hull’s massive maritime project to go on display

Plans for a major project to place Hull’s 800 years of maritime history at the heart of the city’s regeneration will go on display.

The ideas for the Hull: Yorkshire Maritime City project will be on show at Trinity Market from Thursday 25 April – with members of the public encouraged to offer views to help shape the project.

It includes five key maritime treasures in the city centre – the Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and the striking Hull Maritime Museum.

The project has been designed to protect and celebrate Hull’s international story as a maritime city.

The exhibition will showcase never-seen-before drawings from artists and architects, alongside computer generated visuals showings how the plans will transform the city’s maritime treasures.

The Arctic Corsair.

The Arctic Corsair.

Mark Jones MBE, Hull City Council’s director of regeneration, said: “We are excited to be sharing these transformative plans that reconnect our maritime venues and sites that all have a deep history that is rooted in Hull.

“These proposals have been two years in making and been developed with feedback, consultations from the public and specialists from the industry, in order to achieve the very best to create a high-quality visitor experience for its residents and visitors.

“Now, we want to share these plans to gain further input from the public to assist with developing them further. This investment will continue to drive this thriving maritime city forward.

“We hope everyone will be excited by the plans and get behind this exciting programme of continued investment.”

The Spurn Lightship.

The Spurn Lightship.

Members of the public can view the plans and speak to council staff at Trinity Market every day from 10am to 3pm until Thursday 2 May.

The plans will also be on show from 10am to 3pm:

  • Friday 3 May to Thursday 9 May at Freedom Centre in Preston Road
  • Friday 10 May to Thursday 16 May at Edinburgh Street Community Centre in Woodcock Street
  • Friday 17 May to Thursday 23 May at Unity in Community in Endike Lane
  • Friday 24 May to Thursday 30 May at North Bransholme Community Centre (Phoenix Project) in Lothian Way
  • Monday 20 May to Thursday 30 May at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in the city centre
  • Friday 31 May to Wednesday 31 July at  Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square

Follow Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City on Twitter, on Facebook and on Instagram. Get more details on the project here.

Owner Nicola Gibbons, right, with manager Anna Carter at Tessies in Hull's Fruit Market.
The Bridal Doll, part of the Haunted Objects Museum exhibition.