Development partner sought for major regeneration project

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Hull City Council has launched its “strategically important” East Bank Urban Village project to market, opening Expressions of Interest (EOI) to secure a lead development partner to deliver the scheme.

Following interest in the site being expressed by a range of developers, this is the first formal phase of procurement as the council seeks to bring the site forward.

The project will see up to 850 homes developed alongside a range of other uses on the East Bank of the River Hull.

It is meant to create a new urban village on currently underused brownfield land.

The council’s procurement process is being undertaken through the Homes England DPS Framework.

Garry Taylor, the council’s assistant director for major projects, culture and place, said: “It is great to have reached this important milestone in the project’s development in the opening of EOI for East Bank Urban Village.

“It is a site with huge potential and we look forward to progressing the conversation with prospective developers.”

The council says East Bank Urban Village will help to support growth and investment into the city centre.

The site has been allocated for high-quality apartments with an opportunity for features such as social rooftop areas and spaces for families, outdoor play and integrated private amenity spaces.

Expressions of interest must be made by Friday 5 July.