Artists impression of King Edward Square in Hull redevelopment:.AFL Architects
Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Hull city centre and include a new 100-bed hotel, housing, an ice skating arena and a shopping arcade on the former BHS and Co-op sites along with the Albion street car park. The Albion scheme alone would be worth around £130m to the local economy.
Works are proposed to include a £6m hotel in the Kingston House building on Albion Street, ice arena and retail development plans that will go before councillors next month.
Richard Abbiss an Associate in the Bruton Knowles Leeds office said “The city of culture has brought increased focus to Hull, it is brilliant news that plans have been unveiled for the redevelopment of a city centre site that has been empty for approx. 20 yrs. This is going to unlock significant opportunity both within the site and for surrounding land owners & the letting market”.
A report will go to the council’s cabinet in October to approve proposals for assembling the site and marketing the scheme to potential developer partners.