Residents and business & property owners are invited to find out more about the Spring Bank Conservation Area Regeneration Project.
The Spring Bank Conservation Area is characterised by an eclectic mix of residential, retail, hospitality, office and community spaces, as well as its Victorian architecture.
It has been identified as being a vulnerable conservation area due to negative trends affecting its heritage significance, including it being an area of high deprivation.
This project, covering the entirety of Spring Bank from Freetown Way to Spring Bank West, is aimed at business and property owners in the conservation area, as well as those who live in and frequent it.
Hull City Council received a grant from Historic England to undertake the Spring Bank Conservation Area Regeneration Project.
Alongside appointed consultant Seven Architecture, the council is conducting public engagement to gain opinions on the area.
A small number of drop-ins have already taken place, with the next series of free workshops being held over the coming months at Spring Bank Community Centre on West Parade, starting on Friday 30th June.
Documents will be available to view explaining how the character and appearance of the area can be improved and how the heritage asset should be managed.
Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “Spring Bank is filled with rich history and a vibrant community.
“It is a key economic area within the city and it’s great that the council wishes to share its plans for the area with residents and business owners.
“The council has developed similar plans for other areas in Hull and we aim to make Spring Bank Conservation Area a more attractive place to live, work and visit.”
Craig Broadwith, Historic Places Advisor at Historic England, added: “We hope that this regeneration plan will be the first step in breathing new life into Spring Bank.”
The drop-in session on 30 June will take place from 12-3pm, with other events also being held in the community centre on 28 July, 8 September and 29 September during the same time period.
A later session from 4-7pm will take place on Thursday 31 August.
Officers will be on hand to answer questions and visitors are welcome to come and go as they please.
Project members will be visiting shops and businesses along Spring Bank from 10am and 3pm on Monday 14 August and leaflets will also be distributed to properties.
Lisa McFarlane, director at Seven Architecture, said: “Seven is excited to play such an important role in this process which we hope will lead to future investment in the area and help to celebrate the history of Spring Bank.”
You can join a free walking tour to understand the history and architecture of Spring Bank Conservation Area on Friday 7 July between 12:30-3pm.
Numbers are limited to 25 and can be booked here.