Work has began at Paragon Interchange

Works to city centre pedestrian areas start on Monday

Improvements to pedestrian areas in the city centre will begin on Monday 13 January.

The third phase of the public realm work will see improvements to areas including Brook Street and Prospect Street and improve links with Paragon Interchange, St Stephen’s shopping centre, Prospect Centre and the Albion Square development.

The first start on site will be at the Interchange and will be undertaken in phases to ensure public access is maintained.


Councillor Daren Hale with the project team from Ashcourt Group

Similar 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.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment at Hull City Council, said: “These improvements will be a crucial part of the jigsaw in tying the city centre together and ensuring that pedestrians can flow easily from the heart of the Old Town, all the way down to the more recently developed part of the city centre.

“We look forward to seeing the fruition of this investment, making the city centre an accessible destination for everyone.”

“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 at areas such as Queen Victoria Square, Jameson Street and King Edward Street.”

Work to the steps and ramp leading to Hull’s Maritime Museum will also be carried out during this programme of improvements.

Hull contractor Ashcourt Group will carry out the £2.3m scheme. It is expected that the work will be completed in September.

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