£205,000 of Levelling Up funds for Hull museum retail transformation

17th April 2023 | Jack Oliver

A former museum in Hull is set to become the site of ten shops after Hull City Council granted £205,000 worth of Levelling Up funding to the vacant unit.

The £450,000 project will see the creation of 4,843 sq ft of retail space over two floors at West Street Arcade.

The renovation will include a rewire of the building, the installation of fixtures and fittings, and the replacement of all the windows.

The building received planning permission after MMR Investment applied for a full restoration in 2021.

Garry Taylor, assistant director for major projects, culture and place at Hull City Council, said the project was “another great example of excellent regeneration work done in the city centre.”

In November 2021, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities informed Hull City Council that its bid for £19.5m of Round 1 Levelling Up Funds had been successful. £7.5m of this fund will be used as part of a new grant scheme designed to bring vacant floorspace back into use.

Hull City Council has also approved a Levelling Up grant of £750,000 which will see the renovation of office space at House of Hammonds.


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