Public realm 2016
Some of the public realm improvement works taking place in 2016

Hull’s barriers are back – but only for a short time

Minor repair works of Hull’s newly paved streets will get under way on Tuesday 1 October, with work scheduled for Paragon Square, Jameson Street, King Edward Street, Queen Victoria Square, Whitefriargate and Humber Street.

Residents and visitors will see a return of orange barriers to the city centre, but only for the duration of the repairs, which is expected to take one month.

The works are part of the post-public realm snagging programme and the paving.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “Hull City Council works exhaustively around the clock to maintain the city centre. With any construction project, however, snags arise during the maintenance period and we need to rectify these to prevent long-term deterioration.

“The orange barriers will be back, but not for long. They will be set up in specific areas and wherever possible, the contractor will aim to complete works during the same day so that the barriers can be removed to minimise disruption.

“The 2016 public realm improvement works have transformed the city centre for the better and we thank residents and visitors in advance for their patience.”

The follow-up work will be carried out by Eurovia, the same company that did the initial public realm work.

Preparation work is taking place in the early October ahead of the planned third phase of £1.2m public realm improvements in the city centre.

It will see improvements to the northern end of the city centre, including Brook Street and Prospect Street and improve links with St Stephen’s shopping centre, Prospect Centre and the proposed Albion Square development.

An access ramp will also be installed at the Cenotaph and access to the Maritime Museum will also be improved.

Hull Fair 2018
Concept sketches have been commissioned to show how the restoration of frontages to properties on Whitefriargate could be delivered.