Gillian will drive forward the delivery of the Hull Maritime project

Appointment of new project director to lead major heritage project in Hull

Hull City Council has appointed Gillian Osgerby as the Project Director to deliver a major transformation and regeneration project in the city.

Gillian will be responsible for delivering the £30.3m Hull Maritime project, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. It involves the transformation of five key maritime treasures — Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and the Hull Maritime Museum.

The role will also involve driving forward an exciting cultural programme of events with key creative partners, as well as delivering a grass-roots community engagement and learning programme, aimed to reach every corner of the city.

Gillian joined Hull City Council in 2018 and has been interim Project Director for the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project for the last five months. She has previously led on Pearson Park’s restoration, the design for Queen’s Gardens refurbishment, and developing the successful bid to The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the National Picture Theatre on Beverley Road.

As a specialist in delivering heritage-led regeneration projects, Gillian previously worked for Lincolnshire County Council on the significant refurbishment works to Lincoln Castle, and North East Lincolnshire Council on conservation plans for the Grimsby Ice Factory, and master planning the historic St. James Square adjacent to Grimsby Minster.

Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of the Council, said: “We are delighted to appoint Gillian as the new Project Director for the Hull Maritime project. She will play an integral role in delivering a truly transformation project, which will showcase our maritime city to residents and visitors alike.

“Her wealth of experience and expertise will ensure this project will come to fruition and to a high standard.”

David Renwick, Area Director – North, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “We at The National Lottery Heritage Fund are looking forward to working with Gillian and I’m confident that the Hull Maritime project will benefit from her extensive experience and passion for the project.

“Building on her past track record with heritage-led regeneration projects, she will play a crucial role in working in collaboration across the city to deliver this essential project for Hull, its community, its economy and its unique maritime heritage as well as the wider impact it will have on Yorkshire, the north and beyond.”

Gillian Osgerby, said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to the role of Project Director. The Hull Maritime project is an incredibly exciting project to have led on over the past five months and it’s fantastic to be able to continue to drive the project forward.

“I feel very privileged to work on a project that means so much to the city and have the opportunity to shape the future of Hull’s key maritime assets alongside the delivery of the cultural programme of events.”

For more information on the Hull Maritime project, visit

North End Shipyard

Artists impression of the North End Shipyard.

A Stagecoach bus
East Park in Hull