Major restoration work to the historic Brunswick Arcade on Beverley Road will begin next month.
Following a review of the building’s structure, Hull City Council has confirmed that redevelopment works must start immediately, in the interests of public safety. The section of the arcade behind the scaffolding has been vacant for over ten years and is a target for arson and antisocial behaviour.
Hull City Council is advising road users to expect delays and to avoid the area at peak times where possible. The area between Norfolk Street and Trafalgar Street on Beverley Road will be reduced to two lanes, meaning all vehicles will share the carriageway. Traffic flow will be maintained in two directions, with one lane northbound and one lane southbound remaining open throughout the works. Work will begin on Monday 11 October until spring 2022.
Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said:
“Brunswick Arcade is a key building on Beverley Road’s skyline, but it has been a blot on the landscape for too long. This work will secure this heritage building.
“This will mean a single lane in both directions and the closure of the bus lane for a small section of Beverley Road. I know as a road user of this route this is frustrating, but we cannot take any chances with public safety.”
Ward Councillor for Central Ward Councillor Aneesa Akbar said:
“It’s fantastic to see work start on this eyesore that has blighted the city centre end of Beverley Road for many years. The area is currently undergoing significant regeneration and Brunswick Arcade is a major part of that picture. I would like to offer huge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund who have made much of this work possible.”
Local contractor Houlton & Sons Ltd will begin work on Monday 11 October. Residents are encouraged to visit the council’s Twitter/Facebook accounts for regular updates on the works and traffic updates.