The investment will improve areas on Brook Street and Prospect Street (pictured above).

Hull contractor appointed to carry out city centre improvements

A Hull contractor has been appointed to carry out public realm improvements in the city centre.

Ashcourt Group Limited will carry out the multi-million-pound scheme that will improve areas on Brook Street and Prospect Street and improve links with Paragon Interchange, St Stephen’s shopping centre, Prospect Centre and the Albion Square development.

The Hull company was awarded the £2.3m contract following a competitive tender process, with Ashcourt Group being assessed as offering the best value in line with the published criteria.

The work will be the third phase of the improvements, which have transformed several areas of the city centre.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “We’ve reached a significant stage in this project by awarding the contract to a local construction company. In making this investment, the council is proactively responding to the changing demands and needs of the city centre and supporting its future by reshaping the public realm, building on the existing improvements across the city centre.”

The improvements have already transformed key areas of the city centre including Queen Victoria Square, Whitefriargate, King Edward Street, Jameson Street, Humber Street, Humber Dock Street and Trinity Square.

Works will begin before Christmas on the northern footway of Prospect Street between Albion Street and Baker Street.

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