The first phase of the Queens Gardens masterplan will provide enticing open spaces, improved access and seating.
The first phase of the Queens Gardens masterplan will provide enticing open spaces, improved access and seating.

Plans to transform Queens Gardens revealed

These multi-million pound plans to transform Queens Gardens will go on display today as part of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City exhibition at Trinity Market.

Funded separately to the maritime project, the gardens will complement the £27.4m project, offering residents and visitors a maritime trail from the Maritime Museum through Queens Gardens to the North End Shipyard.

The first phase of the Queens Gardens masterplan will provide enticing open spaces, improved access and seating.

Seating will be part of the first phase of the Queens Gardens masterplan.

Queens Gardens was once the largest dock in the UK and is a fundamental part of the city centre. With a new public art space area, the area will receive improvements to lighting, access, seating and landscaping in keeping with its rich dock heritage, making it a more attractive place to visit.

Garry Taylor, city manager for major projects, said: “The extensive improvements to Queens Gardens are part of a long-term vision, continuing the city centre’s regeneration. Queens Gardens plays an integral role as it is the main route to connect visitors with the Hull Maritime Museum and the North End Shipyard.

Queens Gardens was once the largest dock in the UK.

Queens Gardens was once the largest dock in the UK.

“Work is planned to start later this year. Its maritime history as a former dock will be retold, accessibility will be improved and key features added such as lighting, paving and seating. These works will make it a more inviting place to visit.

“This is a complex programme that will drastically improve the area for everyone to enjoy.”

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

They can also submit comments online here from next week.

The view of the Arctic Corsair from the bottom of the dock at the North End Shipyard.