Hull kicks off hunt for 800-home development partner
The council is seeking a firm to lead on the delivery of the East Bank Urban Village, its flagship city living project.
Procurement will be carried out through the Homes England Dynamic Purchasing System.
In July, Hull approved development of the site, which will see up to 850 new homes and mixed-use development on brownfield land next to the River Hull.
The council’s wish is to create a vibrant, energy efficient and sustainable residential village, bringing a new destination adjacent to the cultural quarter of the Old Town conservation area that will bring more people to the waterfront.
The site sits within the built-up central area, with direct links to the A63 to the south, onto the west bank of river Hull and the rest of the city centre via the Scale Lane footbridge at the centre of the plot and the Drypool Bridge on the northern boundary of the site.
Aspirations for projects within the scheme are features such as social rooftop areas and spaces for families, outdoor play and integrated private amenity spaces.
To facilitate delivery, the council has an allocation of £10m Levelling Up partnership funding received from central government recently.
Full information on the process is available online.
Expressions of interest through Homes England DPS framework will be accepted in January 2024 with works to start as soon as possible, in order to meet spending deadlines associated with the Levelling Up Partnership funding.
Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s portfolio holder for regeneration and housing, said: “The East Bank Urban Village is an exciting project and one with huge potential to be transformative for the city.
“This can be a benchmark development in terms of high-quality design and improvements in placemaking and building new communities in Hull.
“It is pleasing that the council is now in a place to start procurement and will soon make the plans become a reality.”
Using the Homes England framework will assist the council to achieve its overall vision of the City Plan and emerging community strategy, HCC said.