Press Release 09.12.2021
Images unveiled for £96m Albion Square development
New images have been revealed of Hull’s exciting and transformative £96m Albion Square development.
The Proposals by FaulknerBrowns and Gillespies for Hull City Council will deliver a mix of new homes, offices, retail spaces together with a large urban park. The scheme aims to bring further investment and activity to the city centre while creating a new green space that can deliver both environmental and wellbeing benefits.
Positioned at the centre of the development, the park invites nature back into the City, rewilding a piece of Hull through the creation of a small urban woodland, drifts of wildflower meadows and marginal wetlands. The park will deliver much-needed amenity space for the community with a park café, communal seating areas, and play, skate and fitness features interwoven into the landscape fabric to encourage health and wellbeing.
The design of the park draws inspiration from Hull’s dramatic estuary landscape and the rich ecological mudflats to create a sculptural biodiverse landscape character.
The Urban park signifies Hull City Council’s commitment and response to the climate emergency, to create a more sustainable and climate resilient city for its community. The park will provide an exemplar of how we can live with, and manage water sustainably in our urban areas, so that it can become an amenity, even play opportunity, for its inhabitants. The result is a dynamic and ever-changing park where the sinuous water features rise and fall depending on weather conditions, to create either parkland or urban wetland.
The plans for Albion Square also include a bike hub where cyclists will be able to store bikes.
The project is being delivered by Hull City Council’s construction partner, VINCI Construction UK with construction on site scheduled in 2023. The plans will go to Hull City Council’s planning committee for final approval in early 2022.
Design team: Vinci Construction UK, FaulknerBrowns Architects, Gillespies, Pegasus Planning, Mott MacDonald, Hoare Lea and Local Transport Projects
Visuals by Graph