An archaeological dig is underway at the former Clarence Mill site (foreground).

Archaeological dig sees East Bank Urban Village take a step forward

An archaeological dig is taking place this week on the former Clarence Mill site as the next phase of the East Bank Urban Village project gets underway.

The exploratory works will be undertaken by Humber Field Archaeology and are expected to last up to two weeks.

This statutory investigation is taking place so that Hull City Council can gain a clear understanding of what, if anything, survives of the physical history of Hull at the site.

Subject to any discoveries, it is hoped that this work will be followed by a community dig this summer when the site will be opened to the people of Hull to uncover the hidden history of the city for themselves.

The East Bank Urban Village is an ambitious project which will see up to 850 new homes and mixed-use areas on brownfield land on East Bank next to the River Hull.

The development will help to support growth and investment into the city centre.

The site has been allocated for high-quality apartments with the opportunity for features such as social rooftop areas and spaces for families, outdoor play and integrated quality private amenity spaces.

To facilitate the scheme, the council has allocated £10m from its Levelling Up Partnership Funding it received from central government last autumn.

You can learn more about the project here.

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