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Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, sits on the Northern shore of the Humber Estuary. The English Town in East Yorkshire, was crowned Capital of Culture, by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport in 2017. With a population of 321,000, Hull is the 4th largest city in the region of Yorkshire & the Humber. With a growing population of young people, the city now enrolls over 16,000 students at The University of Hull.
In recent years, the retail sector, tourism, the arts, further and higher education sectors have played an increasingly prominent role in the process of economic regeneration. Therefore, raising the profile of the city. With many great landmarks, Hull is also home to the deepest aquarium in Europe, The Deep. The city has been revamped with spectacular lighting and unique, colourful fountains in Queens Victoria Square. Mirrored pools at Trinity square and an Italian-style plaza surrounding Hull Minister. The Hull New Theatre was also revitalised with a £16m investment and the city now welcomes the addition of Hilton hotel in Ferensway. The new and improved marina and fruit market are now the cultural and social heart of the city. Derelict houses have been transformed into art
galleries, contemporary bars and music venues.
A Key Gateway on Land & Sea…
A key gateway on the UK’s busiest trading estuary. The Humber Ports are the UKs biggest ports complex, supporting 12,000 jobs and contributing to over £800 million to the economy a year. The Port of Hull handles approximately 10 million tonnes of cargo, amounting to £12 billion in trade each year.
The M62 motorway and A63 road links Hull to the cities of Leeds, Manchester, and
Liverpool as well as the rest of the country. The Highways England project, part of a
wider £400m scheme to ease congestion on the major road, will help connect the city
centre to Hull’s marina area.
The city is also home to the 8th longest suspension bridge in the world!
Impressively, Humber Bridge is the only bridge of this scale you can cycle across.
Over the last 8 years, £1.5bn of regeneration investment has been poured into the ever growing city of Hull. Arco, the UK’s leading safety equipment supplier has also invested £25m in a new National Distribution Centre in Hull. In 2019, construction began on the largest new-build office development in Hull for more than half a century.
In July 2014, the Fruit Market was transformed into Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI). The project was supported by Humber’s Local Growth Fund of £1.3m. The space is now home to 200 tech firms as well as hundreds of digital specialists and freelancers. The £130m plans for Albion Square, will see a new shopping, leisure and housing development. Accompanied with a new multi-storey carpark. A new ice arena will also feature in the heart of Hull. The Old Town area was named as 1 of 10 Heritage Action Zones by Historic England and received a share of £6m. In May 2019, a £42 million construction investment raised flood defences, protecting 113,000 properties from climate
change and tidal flooding.
The city of Hull continues to receive regeneration investments. This trend continues as the city establishes itself as the UK’s leader in renewable energy. The Siemens Gamesa factory in Hull, is producing the blades for the Hornsea Project Two. This will be the world’s biggest wind farm when operational in 2022 and no doubt will boost economy in the city.
Properties with a HU1 postcode, in the city centre, achieved 5% NET yields and have seen a 23% price increase over the past 5 years. The latest apartments on George Street also sit within this postcode.
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